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Christian right aims to change history lessons in Texas schools

The Christian right is making a fresh push to force religion onto the school curriculum in Texas with the state's education board about to consider recommendations that children be taught that there would be no United States if it had not been for God.

Members of a panel of experts appointed by the board to revise the state's history curriculum, who include a Christian fundamentalist preacher who says he is fighting a war for America's moral soul, want lessons to emphasise the part played by Christianity in the founding of the US and that religion is a civic virtue.

Opponents have decried the move as an attempt to insert religious teachings in to the classroom by stealth, similar to the Christian right's partially successful attempt to limit the teaching of evolution in biology lessons in Texas.

an all-out moral and spiritual civil war for the soul of AmericaCollapse )

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Apologies if this is old news BTW - didn't see it on the front page, but The Grauniad can be a bit slow on US-based stuff at times.
Tags: batshit, creationism, pray the gay away, religious politics, texas
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