PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers may consider legislation allowing public and charter high-school students to earn credit for learning about the Bible.
Rep. Terri Proud of Tucson introduced the legislation allowing Arizona to become the sixth state to offer a high-school elective course on the Bible.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/zK5Tia ) reports state law currently doesn't ban the use of the Bible, or any other religious document, as part of a public-school class curriculum as long as it is for academic purposes and does not involve sectarian ideas or religious devotion.
Proud says she believes teachers are still afraid to bring up religion inside their classrooms.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com