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Ky. governor signs law that would allow Bible classes in public schools

Bible courses will be taught in Kentucky public schools. (WKRC, file)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - Bible courses will be taught in Kentucky public schools.

Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill allowing school boards the option of developing a Bible literacy class as part of their social studies curriculum. The course would not be required.

The ACLU will be watching how the law will be implemented.

"We want to make sure that teachers can teach and make sure that they don't go in to preach," said ACLU advocacy director Kate Miller.

Bevin says the law should not be controversial because there is a lot of wisdom in the Bible.

"As long as we're careful with the curriculum itself, there won't be any constitutional issues, and we'll do that," said Republican State Rep. D.J. Johnson of Owensboro.

The law goes into effect Friday.

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