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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Texas schools study Bible

Oh Lord (figure of speech!). It's a little hard to believe that Texas has mandated that its schools have a "Bible literacy" course. But this is what you get with extended Republican dominance of government. This is not to say that Democrats don't tuck their sorry tails between their sorry legs when bullied by Bible-thumpers. They do. And Lord knows you cannot argue against faith in this country.

But you don't see as much crazy shit when the Democrats are in control. If it was ALL Republicans all the time, we'd have mandated prayer and enforced attendance in church, and religious oaths.

Perhaps that's why I'm a Democrat. My party is less crazy than the Republicans. Now there's a resounding affirmation. I think it's time to become an "Independent," which just means that I won't have ANY representation in Congress. But that would be no different than the actual current circumstances.

We're circling the drain in Texas.

Since this law passed in 2007, no one has challenged its constitutionality. And how long until the Muslims and Jews demand "literacy" for their religions and holy books?

Texas schools scrambling over Bible literacy law

Associated Press

Sept. 6, 2009, 1:45PM

DALLAS — Some northern Texas school districts are scrambling to interpret a state law that requires public schools to incorporate Bible literacy into the curriculum.

The Legislature provided little guidance, no funding for materials or teacher training when it passed the law in 2007.

The law allows for Bible courses to be offered as an elective starting in the 2009-2010 school year and directed the State Board of Education to adopt curriculum standards that do not run afoul of the constitutional separation of church and state.

Attorney General Greg Abbott has said the course was optional but the lessons were required.

Some school districts are offering an elective class while others are embedding Bible literacy into current classes.


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