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BY  SEAN MURPHY
Updated 3:34 PM MDT, June 27, 2024

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Oklahoma state superintendent orders schools to teach the Bible in grades 5 through 12

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s top education official ordered public schools Thursday to incorporate the Bible into lessons for grades 5 through 12, the latest effort by conservatives to incorporate religion into classrooms.

 

The directive drew immediate condemnation from civil rights groups and supporters of the separation of church and state, with some calling it an abuse of power and a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

 

The order sent to districts across the state by Republican State Superintendent Ryan Walters says adherence to the mandate is compulsory and “immediate and strict compliance is expected.”

 

“The Bible is an indispensable historical and cultural touchstone,” Walters said in a statement. “Without basic knowledge of it, Oklahoma students are unable to properly contextualize the foundation of our nation which is why Oklahoma educational standards provide for its instruction.”

 

Oklahoma law already explicitly allows Bibles in the classroom and lets teachers use them in instruction, said Phil Bacharach, a spokesman for state Attorney General Gentner Drummond.

 

But it’s not clear if Walters has the authority to mandate that schools teach it. State law says individual school districts have the exclusive authority to decide on instruction, curriculum, reading lists, instructional materials and textbooks.


The head of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations criticized the directive as a clear violation of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, which prohibits the government from “establishing” a religion.


“We adamantly oppose any requirements that religion be forcefully taught or required as a part of lesson plans in public schools, in Oklahoma, or anywhere else in the country,” Adam Soltani said in a statement.

 

“Public schools are not Sunday schools,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, in a statement. “This is textbook Christian Nationalism: Walters is abusing the power of his public office to impose his religious beliefs on everyone else’s children. Not on our watch.”

 

 

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21 minutes ago, claptonrocks said:

You already did last night.

I mean WTF is he doing running again.

His mental faculties were on display

around the world 

Even the prominent Dems were dismayed.

 

 

So was Trumps constant lying 

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So, have any of you heard anything about Lifewise Academy? It’s a Christian school that takes kids out of public schools during the school day, one day a week, usually during a lunch, recess, or elective period (Art, music, or PE) and shuttles them to their facility for Bible instruction and brings them back like an hour later. Parents have to approve it, and the kids who go are strongly encouraged to recruit other kids to go also. The school board has to approve them doing this. It’s perfectly legal in Ohio to do this, and Indiana just passed a law requiring that school districts allow this. I wish my phone would let me link articles about it, but for some reason it won’t. 

 

Personally, I think that if you want your kid to receive religious education, you should do it on your own time and not during school hours. 

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The blacks Asians ,Hispanics and other cultures are wakening up to the bullshit propaganda the dems have been feeding them for yrs .

 

Time for a change to get the country respectable again.

 

Trumps coming to rectify it all.

Soon.....

 

 

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6 hours ago, claptonrocks said:

Your can't possibly believe the Dems have any viable Candidate.

They're all puppets to a cause to weaken this country in all phases for the sake of lining their greedy evil pockets

 

 

 

I think both candidates have issues, I think I've said Biden is too old and should have stepped aside.

 

But he's not saying he wants to be a dictator. Or ever said he wants to terminate the Constitiution 

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9 hours ago, claptonrocks said:

The blacks Asians ,Hispanics and other cultures are wakening up to the bullshit propaganda the dems have been feeding them for yrs .

 

Time for a change to get the country respectable again.

 

Trumps coming to rectify it all.

Soon.....

 

 

 

Yeah buddy Trump will fix everything, just like he did when he was President last time. Oh he didn't? I'm sure that was the Evil Liberals fault though right?

 

Just like it was illegal immigrants that kept you from going to college & made Sharon take the kids. Those damn woke Commies hid the TV remote again.

 

What a fucked up, perpetually frightened way to live. Save me Daddy Trump! Absolutely pathetic.

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20 minutes ago, T-Dub said:

 

Yeah buddy Trump will fix everything, just like he did when he was President last time. Oh he didn't? I'm sure that was the Evil Liberals fault though right?

 

Just like it was illegal immigrants that kept you from going to college & made Sharon take the kids. Those damn woke Commies hid the TV remote again.

 

What a fucked up, perpetually frightened way to live. Save me Daddy Trump! Absolutely pathetic.

You can rant and whine all you want about him.

Means nothing aside from a non vote outta you....no loss there.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, claptonrocks said:

You can rant and whine all you want about him.

Means nothing aside from a non vote outta you....no loss there.

 

 

 

If you think my involvement ends at voting every 4 years you're severely underestimating me.

 

BLM antifa super-soldiers are putting estrogen in your Coors light as we speak. Your dog is being programmed with the Gay Agenda and will begin using pronouns. McDonald's will soon be serving burgers made from seaweed.

 

You can cry to Daddy Trump all you want but you can't stop it. At best you can delay it for 4 years.

 

Better start learning Spanish, gabacho.

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9 minutes ago, T-Dub said:

 

If you think my involvement ends at voting every 4 years you're severely underestimating me.

 

BLM antifa super-soldiers are putting estrogen in your Coors light as we speak. Your dog is being programmed with the Gay Agenda and will begin using pronouns. McDonald's will soon be serving burgers made from seaweed.

 

You can cry to Daddy Trump all you want but you can't stop it. At best you can delay it for 4 years.

 

Better start learning Spanish, gabacho.

BLM...what a farce that was.

 

Antifa is a hate mongering group 

supported by some lowlife liberals.

 

McDonalds has shit in the burgers.

You must eat alot of them as your full of shit .

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1 minute ago, claptonrocks said:

BLM...what a farce that was.

 

Antifa is a hate mongering group 

supported by some lowlife liberals.

 

McDonalds has shit in the burgers.

You must eat alot of them as your full of shit .

 

Daddy Trump loves McDonald's, you better take that back if you don't want to end up in the camps with the rest of us!

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3 hours ago, T-Dub said:

 

Daddy Trump loves McDonald's, you better take that back if you don't want to end up in the camps with the rest of us!

 

Likes throwing it against the white house walls

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