Governor Bevin encourages students to bring their Bible to school

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Thousands of students across the country will participate in “Bring Your Bible to School Day” on October 5th.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is urging students to bring their Bibles to school on Thursday.

"What an unbelievable opportunity we have to celebrate what brings us together in America. Bring your bible to school celebrates the wisdom of that book," said Matt Bevin in a Facebook video posted Tuesday evening.

“This is absolutely your right to do this, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise,” said Bevin.

Governor Bevin said he thinks the event is able to use the Bible as a point of conversation.

“You look at all the division, all the vitriol and all the animosity that’s striking us in this nation, how fragmented people are,” Bevin said. “If we followed biblical principles like treating others as you would want to be treated, loving your neighbor like yourself, simple stuff. This is the kind of thing we should celebrate.”

A spokesperson for Kentucky's ACLU chapter says the U.S. and Kentucky Constitutions allow students to bring their Bibles, other religious texts, or even their copies of the Constitution to school any day school is in session.

"Look at all the division, all the vitriol, and all the animosity that's striking us in this nation, how fragmented people are. If we followed biblical principles like treating others as you would want to be treated, loving your neighbor like yourself, simple stuff, this is the kind of thing we should celebrate. I love the idea of young people bringing their bibles to school," said Governor Bevin.



 
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