Tell Gov. Kemp to veto bible class bill!

A Project Blitz bible class bill is headed to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk, and now is your last chance to voice your opposition to the legislation.

The bill, SB 83, will expand state-funded public schools’ classes on both the New Testament and the Old Testament. The bill states that the goal of these courses would be to “familiarize students” with the “literary style and structure of the Hebrew Scriptures or New Testament” and “the influence of the Hebrew Scriptures or New Testament on law, history, government, literature, art, music, customs, morals, values and cultures.” In practice, such classes are almost invariably taught by unqualified teachers who teach the bible as they were taught it at their church, promoting religion alongside any secular lessons.

The state of Georgia has no business using already limited public school resources to provide students with a religious education. It is a violation of the rights of conscience of both students and their parents, the ones who ought to be responsible for deciding the trajectory of their child’s exposure to religion.

Additionally, SB 83 is part of Project Blitz, the organized Christian nationalist campaign to inject state legislatures nationwide with a whole host of religious bills. It is an unvarnished attack on American secularism and civil liberties — those things we most cherish about our democracy and must tirelessly defend.

This bill has already passed the House and the Senate — this is your last chance for your voice to be heard on this issue. Please use our automated system to pose your objection to Gov. Kemp and urge him to veto this bad bill.


Freedom From Religion Foundation

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