A Good Christian Education

This is what happens when you let people guided by their arrogant certainty in the existence of their magical sky wizard affect curriculum.
Texas – in the business of raising biased, ignorant children just like Ma and Pa.

UPDATE (from Think Progress):

– To avoid exposing students to “transvestites, transsexuals and who knows what else,” the Board struck the curriculum’s reference to “sex and gender as social constructs.”

– The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum, “replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin.”

– The Board refused to require that “students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others.”

– The Board struck the word “democratic” from the description of the U.S. government, instead terming it a “constitutional republic.”

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6 Responses

  1. Yeah, it’s quite sad. I’m hoping that the other states will actually stand up to the textbook companies and isolate the Texas versions … what happens in Texas should stay in Texas, AKA “Jesus Land.”

  2. Agreed. The problem is, since Texas buys more textbooks than any state except California or New York, publishers have to make them palatable to Texans.
    That, of course, means they can’t mention evolution, global warming or the probability that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
    Since those are the textbooks being published in greatest bulk (and therefore more cheaply), other, more enlightened school systems find themselves forced to use them.
    Texas, educationally at least, is fucked up beyond all recognition, and because of its size, it’s screwing up the rest of the country as well.
    I seriously wish they would make good on their recent threats and secede.

    • Anyone else forced to use these revised texts ought to teach a course called “Why Texans are stupid”. It would require some supplemental materials, with the text representing the core of Texan imbecility.

  3. It should be interesting to see how they pull off this John Calvin thing. I have no recollection of him being a President of the United States, as well as signing a couple important documents here and there.

    • America was founded by Christians. Jefferson wasn’t sufficiently down with Jesus to possibly have contributed.
      The fact that he took credit for the work Calvin really did only further supports removing him from the curriculum. In fact, it was Jefferson’s FAULT that clear language setting out America as followers of Christ the Lord WASN’T in the Constitution, as Calvin and the founding fathers obviously intended.

      (Fuck…I’m good at this. I bet I can teach school in Texas!)

  4. People wonder why I took everything they taught in school with a grain of salt…

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