Claims that God put someone in office are scary. From the Christian emperors of the late Roman Empire and the “divine right” kings of the Middle Ages up to the theocrats of today, leaders who assert they’re God’s choice are usually just trying to squelch criticism.
Americans United has been saying all along that while these classes can be objective in theory, in practice they are often not – and that many of the legislators pushing them don’t really want objective instruction about the Bible; they want Sunday School lessons that reflect biblical literalism.
Even as President Donald Trump pursues construction of a border wall, he, in cahoots with his Religious Right allies, is hard at work tearing down the church-state wall. His actions could not be more misguided.