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'Duck Dynasty's' Alan Robertson: Teach Bible in Public Schools

By    |   Monday, 03 Nov 2014 05:42 PM

Alan Robertson, son of Phil Robertson of the TV show "Duck Dynasty," said in a recent interview that the Bible should be taught in the public school system.

Speaking to CNS News, Alan Robertson — the oldest son in the family — said it's only fair to reintroduce the Bible to the curriculum, especially given the fact that the theory of evolution is taught to students across the country.

"I think it should be [taught in the schools], I think the creation narrative, certainly, even if you just looked at it as a theory or whatever you want to do," Robertson said.

"To put evolution there, which is a theory, by the way, can be taught as the ultimate truth, then you can't look at any other possibility? What kind of discipline is that in terms of education? If we went that route, we'd have never taught some of the things now we know to be true that 50 years ago we didn't even know about."

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"If you read some of the founders' thoughts on it, their idea was that government and what we're trying to enact in laws will not work unless people are also understanding the Bible and what God says is right and wrong," Robertson said.

"Several have been quoted, our founders said it won't work, because if people lose the connection to that [God and Bible], why would they care about the laws?

"In other words, the people can't be rightly governed without some understanding of God's truth and His word. Well, that alone should be a reason to teach it."

Robertson added that the Bible used to be part of the public school curriculum.

A 2013 Wall Street Journal report noted that the Supreme Court ruled in 1964 that "the Bible is worthy of study for its literary and historic qualities. Nothing we have said here indicates that such study of the Bible or of religion, when presented objectively as a part of a secular [public school] program of education, may not be effected consistently with the First Amendment."

"It was the gold standard of what was taught alongside other academic pursuits," said Robertson, whose family just released the "Faith and Family Bible."

"You go back and look at the history of all of our major universities, including all the Ivy League schools, which are basically founded by preachers and all these spiritual heavyweights of their generation. They saw it as going right alongside [other academic subjects].

"Now, I understand the modern argument of, well, what about other religions, what about this — teach about all of it. I believe the Bible will always come out as the standard it should be. But all these things should be talked about instead of just shunned. In the public education awareness, it's almost like it almost doesn't exist.

"I think it's a little disingenuous, some of the reasons why God has been exorcised out of the public square," Robertson added. "Supposedly, it's been because that's what the founders intended. But all you have to do is go back and look at what was practiced and know that's not true at all."

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