The Kentucky Senate passed a bill which would allow the use of the Bible for the study of religion and protect the rights of students to express religious beliefs in public schools.
The vote on Friday was 31-3 in favor of the measure. It will now be sent to the Kentucky House of Represenatives.
The bill sets guidelines for schools which allow religious beliefs to be expressed on school grounds and teachers to use the Bible for the study of religion, its history, and role in the United States.
Under the bill, school boards would be allowed to sponsor artistic or theatrical programs which advance the learning of ‘cultural or religious heritage.’
For more information on the bill, click here.