If the bill is passed, students would be able to enroll in classes for either the 'Hebrew' scriptures or the Christian bible.
According to the bill, the elective course would "teach students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture."
Laughably, the authors of the bill claim that they are not looking to promote any particular religious viewpoint even though the classes being mandated revolve around the books that make up the Christian Bible.
It also states that the course taught at any school "may not endorse, favor, or promote, or disfavor or show hostility toward, any particular religion or nonreligious faith or religious perspective," according to federal law.
If this bill is not an attempt to, "endorse, favor, or promote, or disfavor or show hostility toward, any particular religion or nonreligious faith or religious perspective," then will this bill also mandate schools teach electives in the Holy Quran, the Mahabharata (a holy book from the Hindu faith), Wiccan holy books or books on secular humanism?