Yes, I can understand including some mentions of the Bible in a literature course. Reading it has convinced me it's a rather crappy book, full of morally dissonant tales, but for better or worse, it's a major influence on Western literature. The first big problem, though, is that most teachers who handle these courses are fundies who use it as an excuse to proselytize, a business that has no place in a government institution. Given what I've seen of stuff like this, I simply can't find the trust to think the teachers could work honestly, or that the system would bother to punish the dishonest ones.
And there's this wallbanger
"It can't go off into other religious philosophies because then it would be teaching religion, when the course is meant to teach literature..."Ow. He expects us to buy the argument for his religion, but not any others, even if they're influential enough on literature?