(myCommunity.com) Santo Domingo: Reading the Bible will be mandatory in schools. The Chamber of Deputies on Thursday approved a resolution that requires the Ministry of Education to comply with Law No. 44-00, which establishes the obligation of reading and teaching the Bible in public and private schools in the country.
The proposal of the deputy of the Quisqueyano Christian Democrat Party (PQDC), Betzaida González, was approved with 100 votes in favor and only three against, while the rest of the legislators abstained or were absent from the session.
Point out the Free Daily that in one of its recitals, the resolution establishes that the Catholic bible would be the "most important book in the history of humanity for its teachings and the moral concept it transmits to man".
"It is alarming and worrisome the rise of crime in the Dominican Republic, (considering) that with the application of this law, with the instruction of the bible from the basic and middle levels, would contribute to reduce this scourge that plagues our country", Says the resolution.
In addition, the deputy sustains in the document that the Dominican education system "is based on the Christian principles evidenced by the Book of the Gospel that appears on the National Coat of Arms and the motto God, Homeland and Liberty".