In this issue of A Public Witness, we study the political effort behind the Bible blitz. We also quiz this movement to consider the pedagogical and religious problems with such legislation.
“In God We Trust” became the national motto 65 years ago this month. But over the past few years, a string of bills and city ordinances has sought to expand its usage and presence.
In the Fall of 2019, the secretive Christian Right state legislative campaign, Project Blitz, became even more of a secret. When RD first reported on Project Blitz in April 2018 the website featured their annual state legislative playbook of model bills and talking points.
Editor-in-Chief Brian Kaylor reflects on legislation pushing the teaching of the Bible in public schools. He explores significant church-state problems that would arise from such efforts.
A new Missouri Senate bill that was heard in the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee today would allow school districts to start offering social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament of the Bible and New Testament of the Bible. Word&Way Editor-in-Chief
Across the country, state lawmakers recently returned to their chambers to pass important matters like putting up little signs in schools to magically make our society better. We should post this phrase everywhere and watch the miraculous transformation!
An Ohio state bill which could allow students’ religious beliefs to trump science-based facts is almost identical to model legislation backed by an evangelical, anti-gay Christian group.
During the state legislative session in Missouri that ended in May, I found myself at the Capitol more than usual -- and I’ve learned a couple things about the impact of a Baptist minister showing up to speak out for those of minority faiths or
Scenes of Bible classes in public school could become increasingly common across the United States if other states follow Kentucky’s lead in passing Project Blitz legislation that encourages high schools to teach the Bible.
A House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education’s hearing of House Bill 577, which would require all school buildings to prominently exhibit the U.S. national motto, “In God We Trust,” was held on Tuesday (April 30).