Thursday, March 6, 2008

“Take that, you dang heathens!”

District to Settle Bible Suit

Stealth religious indoctrination, in the form of bible study classes for high school students, just got torpedoed in Texas. I suppose the fact “the story of the creation, the life of Noah and his ark,” were treated as accurate history might have had something to do with it:

...A West Texas school district has agreed to change the curriculum for a high school course on the Bible to settle a lawsuit that said it amounted to religious indoctrination...The federal suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the People for the American Way Foundation on behalf of eight parents in the Odessa area. It argued that the course curriculum, adopted in 2005 by the Ector County Independent School District, promoted Protestant Christianity and a specific reading of the Bible as a literal historical document...

Now, here comes the punch line:

...When the Ector County district approved the council’s curriculum, the suit said, the district’s director of curriculum and instruction, Shannon Baker, celebrated the decision in an e-mail message, which read in part, “Take that, you dang heathens!”

Way to go, Shannon! Thanx for letting the world in on your Dominionist agenda.

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