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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Texas School District Sued Over Bible Classes

A school district in Texas is being sued over the teaching of Bible classes in public schools. I can't say that I'm surprised. It's only a matter of time before all school districts get sued. They claim that they're teaching about all religions. Yet, the only religious text that they're using is the Bible which means that they're teaching about CHRISTIANITY.

Where are the texts for other religions and beliefs like Ásatrú, Ayyavazhi, Bahá'í Faith, Bön, Buddhism, Discordianism, Etruscan religion, Hinduism, Lingayatism, Hermeticism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Mandaeanism, Manichaeism, Neopaganism, Orphism, Rastafari movement, Samaritanism, Shinto, Sikhism, Spiritism, Taoism, Wicca, and Zoroastrianism just to name a few? If they're teaching about all religions and beliefs, why aren't these being taught? Why aren't the students reading out of the texts of these religious faiths? Hmm, it couldn't be because they're LYING about what they're teaching!! Nah, never happen!! They wouldn't lie because they're good Christians!! Christians don't lie!! No, never!!

I think it's great that the school district is being sued. You clearly aren't teaching about other religious beliefs if you're only using the Bible. The classes need to go.

(AP) DALLAS Two advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a West Texas school district on behalf of eight parents who say a Bible course violates their religious liberty.

"Religion is very important in my family and we are very involved in our religious community. But the public schools are no place for religious indoctrination that promotes certain beliefs that not all the kids in the school share," Doug Hildebrand, an ordained Presbyterian deacon who is among the plaintiffs, said in a written statement released by the ACLU.

You're damn right!!
"There is no question that these Bible electives are constitutional," said Kelly Shackelford, Liberty Legal's chief counsel. "The United States Supreme Court has stated more than once that teaching about the Bible is not only constitutional, but essential to a quality education. This lawsuit is a loser."

Hmm, I don't recall the United States Supreme Court ever saying that the Bible is essential to a quality education. What the hell is this person smoking? I've also never heard them say that it is constitutional to teach the Bible in a public school. The only losers I see here are the people who are trying to push the Bible on children in public schools in order to indoctrinate them with one religious belief. That is who the losers are in this situation!!

See you in court!!

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