Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) last month vetoed a bill that would have expressly permitted public school teachers to use the Bible during classroom instruction, calling it unconstitutional.
The bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R-Cottonwood) claimed that teachers were “scared” to use the Bible, and several other lawmakers agreed. But critics pointed out that nothing in state law would prevent teachers from using the Bible or other religious books in an objective manner in class.
Otter said the bill would likely spur lawsuits.