Students will be using a textbook instead of the Bible for their Bible class at Big Spring High School in Texas, and the former sponsor of the class is not happy with the decision.
Howard County Bible, Inc., has been paying for the elective class, providing Bibles at no charge and paying for teacher salaries. Because there was no standard curriculum for the class, the school board elected to replace the Bibles with a textbook that complies with state educational curriculum guidelines. The state will now fund the class.
"Were disappointed the Bible was being used as primary text and now they have a textbook. We feel it's watered down," Walter Shipman of Howard County Bible, complained.