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|Privately funded elective Bible classes taught in public schools
CHATTANOOGA (AP) -- Instructors financed by a private Bible in the Schools program are teaching Bible classes as an elective in public schools in Hamilton County.
The program's director says students are not exposed to "theological or doctrinal viewpoint."
Hixson High is one of 19 middle and high schools in Hamilton County that offer Bible classes as an elective course.
Bryan Osborne says he takes an active approach to teaching the Old Testament and teaches the Bible as history and literature.
The $1.8 million cost of salaries for Osborne and 15 other Bible instructors teaching 3,700 students in Hamilton County public schools is funded by private donations to a Public School Bible Study Committee.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1963 ruled that Bible classes can be a part of public schools as long as they are not considered to be evangelistic courses.
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|From Rabbi Daniel Lapin
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