A Colorado public school district is under pressure to adopt a Bible curriculum authored by a Religious Right group.
According to The Denver Post, more than 800 residents have signed a petition calling on the Moffat County Re-1 School District to adopt a Bible course promoted by the National Council on Bible Curriculum in the Public Schools (NCBC).
The North Carolina-based group, headed by Elizabeth Ridenour, uses the Bible as the course’s sole text and teaches the Bible as actual history. Ridenour’s work is supported by Religious Right organizations and her board includes the actor-turned-evangelical Christian activist Chuck Norris. NCBC’s Web site also inaccurately claims that the Bible "was the foundation and blueprint for our Constitution…."
School Supt. Pete Bergmann told The Post that high school social studies teachers would review the curriculum to determine its educational merits.
Bergmann added, "The obvious question then is whether or not this is a violation of the Constitution."