Recently in Kentucky, a group of school officials proposed that the use of B.C (before Christ) and A.D. (anno dominni) be discontinued. Instead they wanted to use C.E. (common era) and B.C.E. (before common era) when referring to historical timelines. It sounds ridiculous, but it is true. Fortunately their efforts to take Christ out of Kentucky schools has failed terribly!!!! It is utterly amazing to me that they would even discuss something so ignorant. Christ’s birth would still be the center point of the timeline, but they wouldn’t mention His name. What’s up with that? If you dont want to recognize Him, then why is His birth such an integral part of our historical timeline?
(AgapePress) - A conservative advocacy group is praising the Kentucky state school board for refusing to add the secular terms “Common Era” and “Before the Common Era” to school curriculum. The board has voted 10-0 to continue using the designations “B.C.” and “A.D.” to mark historical dates in textbooks and tests.
The unanimous vote overturns an April decision in which the board proposed changing the acronyms to “C.E.” and “B.C.E.” Since that decision was made, however, six new members have been appointed to the 11-member board by Governor Ernie Fletcher. A spokeswoman for the governor, who is an ordained Baptist minister, says Fletcher did not tell them how to vote on the matter.
But Associated Press notes that the April decision had drawn criticism from some ministers and religious groups who complained that it was an attempt to sterilize a reference to Christ. Richard Nelson with the Family Foundation of Kentucky says the board was responding to that criticism.