The First Amendment
However, not everyone agrees with Bergevin’s assessment of the significance of the Bible in American history or in the appropriateness of bringing the Bible into the classroom.
“This is a specific attempt to hold one religion over others and hold a religion over no religion,” the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union wrote. “That’s constitutionally prohibited,” the statement added, asserting that the addition of biblical studies in the classroom “would be inviting a legal challenge.”
Are these states treading on thin First Amendment waters? Considering the intense debate that ignites each time a line between the state and church is blurred, we would not be surprised to see legal action following these bills.