In my last post of yesterday, I shared an outrageous case of censorship perpetrated by a board of commissioners in Citrus County, Florida against free digital access to the NewYork Times to library users. My friend Larry lives in Citrus County and has written this excellent post on a bill filed by a state senator which would mandate the study of the Old and New Testaments in public schools. All funded by taxpayers of course.

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Living as a Democrat in rural, Republican Florida challenges one’s sense of inclusiveness and social propriety.  A recent controversy in local politics regarding funding our library’s request to make the New York Times available online to library cardholders is a case in point. My friend at BY HOOK OR BY BOOK has shared a great post regarding this issue.  It is indicative of a population which refuses to leave the 1950s.

On Florida’s horizon is a bill filed by a State Senator which would require courses be made available in our public schools at taxpayers’ expense providing studies of the Bible.  The following is the letter which I have submitted to our local newspaper.

State Senator Dennis Baxley, a Republican representing the Ocala region, has filed SB 746 to be considered during the 2020 legislative session. The bill would require courses providing studies of the Bible’s Old and New Testaments…

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