Arrow-right Camera

Nation/World

School to use Bible-based curriculum pushed by Hobby Lobby president

Sun., April 27, 2014, midnight

OKLAHOMA CITY – A high school curriculum supported by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, billed as a way to teach archaeology, history and the arts through Bible stories, also tells students God is always there in times of trouble and that sinners must “suffer the consequences” of disobeying.

The Mustang School Board in suburban Oklahoma City voted this month to place the Museum of the Bible’s curriculum in its schools as an elective for a one-year trial after being assured that the intent is not to proselytize but to use the Bible to explain key principles in the arts and sciences.

While the course does explain the inspiration behind famous works of art and holds a prism to historical events, it also endorses behavior for religious reasons and implies that bad things happen as a direct result of disregarding God’s rules.

The course is promoted by Green, also a Bible museum board member.


 

There are five comments on this story »