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Texas Public Schools Required to Teach Bible Studies

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Unbelievable. Apparently, there are quite a few politicians and school board members in Texas who are either 1) unaware of the existence of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the US Constitution, or 2) actively trying to subvert it: Texas public schools required to teach Bible this year.

Imagine my surprise to find fanatical fundamentalist preacher David Barton behind this. Here’s an article on Barton and his theocratic front group, the National Council On Bible Curriculum In Public Schools: Historical Revisionism in the NCBCPS Curriculum.

UPDATE at 8/17/09 10:25:11 am:

One of the legislators who promoted this curriculum is GOP Rep. Warren Chisum — previously in the news for circulating a memo that claimed the theory of evolution is an anti-religious plot concocted by Jews.

Bizarre news, courtesy of the Texas Freedom Network: Apparently GOP Rep. Warren Chisum has circulated a memo which, “authored by Georgia lawmaker Ben Bridges, claims the theory of evolution is part of an anti-religious plot with roots in an ancient Jewish sect. … The memo he distributed links to a Web site (fixedearth.com) promoting the claim that the sun and rest of the universe revolve around a stationary Earth. The Web site’s diatribes against ‘Talmud/Kabbala-based Judaism’ also play on anti-Semitic stereotypes:

What kind of ‘Jewish physics’ is it that has garnered 26% of all the Nobel Prizes awarded to all the Physicists in the world when the total Jewish population is only one-forth of 1% of the world’s population? … The stated theological mission of Talmud/Kabbala-based Judaism is to destroy the credibility of Jesus and Bible-based Christianity.”

(Hat tip: jaunte.)

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