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August 01, 2005

Bible Course in government school, Liberals go nuts

From the New York Times...

When the school board in Odessa, the West Texas oil town, voted unanimously in April to add an elective Bible study course to the 2006 high school curriculum, some parents dropped to their knees in prayerful thanks that God would be returned to the classroom, while others assailed it as an effort to instill religious training in the public schools.

Hundreds of miles away, leaders of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools notched another victory. A religious advocacy group based in Greensboro, N.C., the council has been pressing a 12-year campaign to get school boards across the country to accept its Bible curriculum.

The council calls its course a nonsectarian historical and literary survey class within constitutional guidelines requiring the separation of church and state.

But a growing chorus of critics says the course, taught by local teachers trained by the council, conceals a religious agenda. The critics say it ignores evolution in favor of creationism and gives credence to dubious assertions that the Constitution is based on the Scriptures, and that "documented research through NASA" backs the biblical account of the sun standing still.

Of course the ever “objective” NYT's fails to note that the bulk of the complaints are in the form of “they aren't teaching our watered-down, Atheistic pseudo-Theology” which is the basis for the complaint that the curriculum is “sectarian”. (To Liberals “sectarian” means anything that mentions any religion in a positive light other than their pseudo-religions of Evolution and syncretism)

They also failed to give the web site of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.

Odd that when Noah Webster wrote in 1832 that...

“The brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion.”

...that that somehow isn't appropriate for public school, or that modern day eggheads somehow think that the views of some there when the Constitution was written, debated and ratified are not as valid as the guesses of Atheists centuries later.

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 1, 2005 07:32 AM

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