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Bill to Allow Bible Classes Heads to Gov. Henry's Desk

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A bill that would allow Oklahoma public school students to learn about the Bible in class is headed to Gov. Brad Henry's desk.

The new bill, that would allow the elective courses, passed the House Wednesday.

Senate Bill 1338 allows school districts to teach classes on the Bible as a historic document. The bill is authored by Senator Tom Ivester of Elk City.

According to the bill, the courses would not be required.

If Governor Henry signs it into law, the Bible classes would begin in the 2011 school year.

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