Florida lawmaker files bill requiring schools to teach courses on Bible, religion

Florida lawmaker files bill requiring schools to teach courses on Bible, religion
Kimberly Daniels applauded by her colleagues during a session of the Florida House of Representatives (Source: Florida House of Representatives)

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A lawmaker from Jacksonville is sponsoring a bill that require state high schools to teach courses on the Bible and religion.

Democratic Representative Kimberly Daniels filed HB195, which would require “each school district to offer specified courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures, and the Bible to certain students as elective courses.”

If passed, the bill would take effect on July 1.

Daniels represents District 14 in Duval County and previously sponsored a bill that requires public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust” in a conspicuous place. That bill passed and was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in March 2018.

She’s not immune to controversy. She’s been previously quoted saying, “If it wasn’t for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa worshiping a tree,” and said of the Holocaust, “You can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews own everything.”

She’s also the author of several books, including, “The Demon Dictionary Volume One: Know Your Enemy. Learn His Strategies. Defeat Him!” and “Clean House, Strong House: A Practical Guide to Understanding Spiritual Warfare, Demonic Strongholds and Deliverance.”

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