Ocala lawmaker proposes bill to require religion elective in NCFL public schools

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)-- The Bible and religion would become an elective in every public school if a north-central Florida lawmaker has his way.

Republican Dennis Baxley of Ocala introduced a bill requiring districts to install secular programs of education in public schools.

The courses would relate to religion, the Hebrew scriptures and the Bible.

Every high school would be required to offer the course as an elective.

The bill was not immediately assigned to a committee.