Oklahoma Republican Senator Rob Standridge has introduced a bill that would allow people to sue teachers if they offer an opposing view to the religious beliefs held by students.
The proposed act, named the “Students’ Religious Belief Protection Act” mean parents can demand the removal of any book with perceived anti-religious content from school.
Subjects like LGBTQ issues, evolution, the big bang theory and even birth control could be off the table.
Teachers could be sued a minimum of $10,000 “per incident, per individual” and the fines would be paid “from personal resources” not from school funds or from individuals or groups.
The act will be introduced into the Education Committee next week, but it doesn’t specify which religious beliefs will be used to prosecute offending teachers.
Referring to the act as “necessary for the preservation of the public peace,” if passed the law will take effect immediately, states the bill.
Just over a month ago, Senator Standridge introduced a bill to ban books with references to identity, sex and gender from public school libraries. »