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Bill would add ‘Bible literacy’ class to Iowa public schools By Mackenzie Ryan, mryan@dmreg.com

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A bill introduced at the Iowa Statehouse this week would establish a public school course centered on the Bible — sparking outcry from opponents who call it an “extreme piece of legislation.”

If passed, Iowa would join a small but growing number of states with “Bible literacy” laws that allow or require public schools to offer such courses.

Supporters say that studying the Bible for its historical and cultural influence is instrumental to understanding western civilization and the values on which America was built.

“Beyond its literary and cultural significance, which is significant, the Bible is also an essential thread of the American consciousness, and without it, American unity is unraveling,” said Drew Zahn, spokesman for the Christian conservative organization The Family Leader, which is endorsing the legislation.

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