Compared to other states, Missouri's Bible elective bill is not one of a kind

Efforts to promote teaching the Bible and posting “In God We Trust” in Missouri schools mirror policies promoted by national Christian legislative organizations. The Missourian reviewed a 148-page document called the “Report and Analysis on Religious Freedom Measures Impacting Prayer and Faith in America” created in 2018 by the National Legal Foundation, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation and the WallBuilders ProFamily Legislative Network. One of the model bills in the document, the “Bible Literacy Act,” is similar in wording and structure to Missouri House Bill 267, introduced this session by Rep. Ben Baker, R-Neosho.