Trump adds Jehovah Witnesses ” My Book of Bible Stories’ to primary school curriculum
US President Donald Trump has revealed that the popular Bible literature’ My Book Of Bible Stories’ published by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society should be included in the curriculum of primary school.
My Book Of Bible Stories’ was first published in 1978 and distributed by Jehovah’s Witnesses all over the world.
According to Trump, the book contains true stories from the greatest book in the world, the Bible that helps shape human lives to fit in a peaceful society. “The stories send you a world history from the moment that God began creating right up to our present day.
They even tell about what God promises to do in the future.”, Trump said.
Trump added that they could study the book as literature, but not as religious doctrine. “The lesson must be objective, religiously neutral and secular. Classes should be optional on the book as literature” he added.
Religion may not be taught by public schools in the US, although teaching about religion in a secular context is allowed. The Bible may be taught in a school, but only for its historical, cultural, or literary significance, and never in a manner of worship, celebration, or doctrine, or in a manner that requires the Bible to be embraced as a religious document.
“My Book of Bible Stories” ranks seventh among literary works by number of languages. They have been translated into 194 languages.