LETTER: Bible should be taught in schools

Published 4:26 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dear Editor,

An item of newsworthiness has come to my attention. By way of this letter, I wish to share this excitement with my fellow residents of Chilton County.

The Alabama Department of Education has approved the teaching of “The Bible and it’s Influence” curriculum. Simply put, it is now permissible by law to teach the Bible in all local public high schools as a credited, elective subject.

Additionally, the materials and all associated costs of this course may by underwritten with public school funds. The materials currently under consideration are also practical to teach history as well, however, at this writing, the approval of such is yet forthcoming.

Chilton County would not be the first public school to utilize this approved curriculum. There are already several Alabama public high schools who teach these courses.

It is my ardent belief that teaching the Holy Bible as literature will facilitate a return to our country’s traditional moral underpinnings.

My hope is that the people of Chilton County will join with me as I call on our elected officials to implement the teaching of the Holy Bible as it is approved by the state of Alabama this year.

I am reminded of the quote by Edmund Burke: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

Wayne Myrick, Verbena