Spewing creationist nonsense to children wasn't enough. Teaching that non-science, who's core tenants of faith and ignoring evidence go against everything science stands in science classes in public, government-funded schools just wasn't enough for the fundamentalist quacks in this country. Texas public schools are now required by law to teach the Bible.
Beginning this school year a law passed in 2007
will require all Texas public schools to offer a course about the Bible. Right now it will be an elective course but considering the direction the Texas Board of Education is taking how long will it be before it is a required course for all students? They've filled their Board of Education with Christian fundamentalists.
Including David Barton
who openly opposes the separation of church and state and has even written a book on the subject.
They're going to teach creationism in science class. They're attempting to install a revisionist history of America
in their social studies curriculum, painting a picture of America as a perfect nation that can do no wrong, founded upon Judeo-Christian values, and intended to be a Christian nation by our founding fathers. Now they've taken the next step, requiring public schools to offer a Bible study course. How long before this elective Bible course becomes a required one?
If this story is not enough to get every Atheist and non-Christian out there fired up and ready to fight to save the establishment cause then I don't know what it will take. Freedom of (and from) Religion is under attack in Texas and it is time that someone steps in and puts a stop to this madness before Texas public schools complete their conversion to Christian fundamentalist breeding grounds.