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Why should government promote Steve Green's personal religious beliefs?

Oklahoman Published: April 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has persuaded the Mustang school board to offer a course that supposedly would teach about the Bible in an objective and academic fashion. Green believes the Bible is true and good. However one feels about Green, his company or the Bible, the purpose of government isn’t to teach that the Bible is true or good. If the Bible is taught, it should be taught objectively with no intent to make students religious or Christians. In a state that’s predominately Christian, why would the government get involved in promoting Green’s personal religious beliefs?

If Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook wanted to fund a public school class to teach students that the Bible isn’t true or good, there would be (correctly) a huge uproar. Facebook would be boycotted. Why no outrage here? Christianity is very powerful in Oklahoma. It doesn’t need the help of the government, nor wealthy individuals, to survive in the marketplace of ideas. If it does need that, it isn’t worth having.

Shaun Slack, Oklahoma City


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