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Trump happy as States introduce Bible reading in schools

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President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Bible Literacy Classes which will give US students the option to study the Bible in schools.

A growing number of States in the US are introducing bills that would allow more students study the Bible. States like Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia have already submitted a proposal.

Trump tweeted:

“Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!”.

However, critics of the bill say it violates the constitution which separates the Church from State.

Speaking to USA Today, Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, had this to say:

“State legislators should not be fooled that these bills are anything more than part of a scheme to impose Christian beliefs on public schoolchildren.”

This news will be pleasing to the Evangelicals who constitute a large number of Trump’s support base.

During his campaign, Trump promised to “end the war on Christmas” and told the Evangelicals who visited the White House in 2018 that the government’s attack on the community of faith is over.

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