In 1979, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, stated in the case of Wiley v. Franklin, 468 F.Supp. 133, 149-150 (E.D. Tenn. 1979):
"The Bible is replete with writings relevant to such secular subjects and interests as history, both ancient and modern, literature, poetry, music, art, government, social customs and practices, values, behavioral sciences,
and, more generally speaking that broad range of subjects, values, interests, and activities encompassed within the generalized phrase 'Western Civilization.'
To ignore the role of the Bible in the vast area of secular subjects such as herein above referred to is to ignore a keystone in the building of an arch, at least in so far as Western history, values and culture are concerned."