President Trump tweets his support for bible literacy classes

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President Donald J. Trump tweeted his approval of bible literacy classes on Monday morning.

The President tweeted "Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!"



Florida lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would allow public high schools to offer an elective bible studies class as part of its curriculum. 

The bill is short on details but calls for "an objective study of religion," and an "objective study of the Bible, including, but not limited to, a course on the Hebrew Scriptures and Old Testament of the Bible; a course on the New Testament of the Bible; and a course on the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament of the Bible, and the New Testament of the Bible."

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Right now, such courses are allowed to be offered in schools, but it is not mandatory for districts to offer them.

States like Texas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma have implemented similar mandates. 

This story was written from Orlando, Florida.