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A Wall Street Journal article says there's a big push to bring Christianity into the public classroom.

The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for creationist critiques of evolution, is revising the state's social studies curriculum. In early recommendations from outside experts appointed by the board, a divide has opened over how central religious theology should be to the teaching of history.
Three reviewers, appointed by social conservatives, have recommended revamping the K-12 curriculum to emphasize the roles of the Bible, the Christian faith and the civic virtue of religion in the study of American history. Two of them want to remove or de-emphasize references to several historical figures who have become liberal icons, such as César Chávez and Thurgood Marshall.

I'm willing to bet that while they want these history classes to teach of 'the bible's roles' they would never approve teaching the historicity of the bible itself (for more on that see, The God Who Wasn't There) or the role the bible played in hundreds of witch hunts/burnings throughout U.S. history or the bible's defense of slavery or the Bible's promotion of segregation, should I go on?

Texas, Texans, this is ridiculous. How can you sit there and watch your state be taken over by ideological warriors? They even admit that's what they are:
"We're in an all-out moral and spiritual civil war for the soul of America, and the record of American history is right at the heart of it," said Rev. Peter Marshall, a Christian minister and one of the reviewers appointed by the conservative camp.

Man, there's no war. This is like the 'War on Christmas.' It comes entirely out of whole cloth from people who have no idea what they're talking about but still want to be right. And I don't want children growing up believing this sort of nonsense.

It's like Superintendent Chalmers says: Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion.

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Comment by Morpheus Blaze on August 11, 2009 at 10:36pm
This is the type of ignorance I want to do away with. As a resident of Texas this motivates me to take action to stop this madness.


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Comment by Joey on July 16, 2009 at 9:47pm
Well, we can't actually stop children growing up believing that sort of crap. What we can stop is children being taught that by a secular public institution.

Sometimes I'm tempted to say let these people have their god in school for a little while.
It doesn't take them long to turn on one another.
Comment by Billy Deaton on July 16, 2009 at 5:27pm
OK, here's the article

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124753078523935615.html

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