Rally on the steps of the TX Capitol

JOIN US ON THE STEPS
OF THE TEXAS CAPITOL IN AUSTIN
Sunday, May 16, 2010 ~ 11:00 AM
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Speak out against proposed radical changes to public school textbooks
by the State Board of Education!
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A religious-right faction dominating the Texas Board of Education
is trying to distort the content of public school textbooks. This
revisionist history includes downplaying or eliminating mention of
Enlightenment thinkers including Thomas Jefferson; more emphasis
on religious themes and figures (theocrats like John Calvin!);
and even attacks on Darwinian evolution.

These religious extremists wish to turn our public schools into
pulpits for sectarian preaching and an authoritarian social and
cultural agenda. Their actions could affect the content of school
texts in nearly two-dozen other states as well! We urge you to
join us for a peaceful assembly on the steps of the Texas State
Capitol in Austin to protest this outrage, and to express support
of teaching solid science, balanced history and facts over sectarian
religious dogmatism. Stop the Texas Textbook Massacre!

Signs and banners will be provided, or bring your own. Suggested
slogans and themes include:

"We Want Jefferson Back!"
"American History for Texans, too!"
"Education, Not Indoctrination"
"Question Authority -- Especially When They Don't Know What They're
talking About!"

WHO'S INVITED: Religious and non-religious secularists who want
fairness and accuracy in our public school curriculum!

WHAT: Mass rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol, 201 E. 14th St.,
Austin, TX.

WHEN: Sunday, May 16, 2010 beginning at 11:00 AM.

MORE INFO: American Atheists (www.atheists.org) or 00
Kathleen Johnson (Vice President, AA) kjohnson@atheists.org
Joe Zamecki, (Texas State Director, AA) jzamecki@atheists.org

(AMERICAN ATHEISTS is a nationwide movement that defends civil
rights for Atheists, Freethinkers and other nonbelievers; works for
the total separation of church and state; and addresses issues of
First Amendment public policy.)

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