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  •  Ya-know in todays world with kids and their (22+ / 0-)

    phones that they can use at a moments notice to fact check stuff teaching things like creationism and the bible and other stuff might not be the best idea in the long run for the Rightwing Fundies.

    •  Conservapedia begs to differ (11+ / 0-)

      They know they're facing an uphill battle against information. Which is why they work like caffeine swilling beavers to put as much misinformation out there as they can. They create "controversy" where none actually exists then claim "one controversial answer is as good as another so you might as well take the one from the Christian point of view". Wash, rinse, repeat a million times or more and you've got an entire world view of distortions and lies. Then attack the other views as "sinners going to Hell", toss in a heavy dose of twisted home schooling (yes, I realize all home schooling isn't like this but it's a tool they use) and it's a recipe for disaster.

      GOP 2014 strategy -- Hire clowns, elephants, and a ringmaster and say "a media circus" has emerged and blame Democrats for lack of progress. Have pundits agree that "both sides are to blame" and hope the public will stay home on election day.

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu May 22, 2014 at 05:48:23 PM PDT

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    •  I'd bet that this course will not be impartial. (6+ / 0-)

      Teaching the Bible as literature would be one thing, but I'd bet that this course is a one-sided fundamentalist take on the Bible that no Bible scholar would approve.  A course pointing out, or at least acknowledging, the many inconsistencies of the Bible would be one thing, but, especially coming from these RWNJs who feel obligated to force their beliefs on others, I am sure that is not the case.  It is amazing how fundamentalists can ignore the many Old Testament laws (including keeping the Sabbath - one of the original big ten) and ignore the words of Jesus in the New Testament while maintaining that they follow the Bible.

      These school board members should lose their jobs for conspiring with Green to violate the first amendment prohibition on the establishment of religion, which this certainly is.  I hope that the ACLU has a copy of this course material and is preparing a case to prevent its use in public schools.

      Green is the worst type of hypocrite.  Denying people health benefits in the name of Jesus is the worst.

      •  Teaching the bible (5+ / 0-)

        How is this not a violation of separation of church and state? The fundamentalists at Hobby Lobby have no shame when it comes to public indoctrination.

      •  The bible is not taught as literature, using that (3+ / 0-)
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        as the course name is a smoke screen and has been one for a long time.  

        For that matter purposely changing a meeting place with no public notice is purposely attempting to circumvent the open meetings law.  I fail to see how they can legally do any official business based on what actions they may take in such gatherings.  In fact they may not have such gatherings, even if they sneak out of town to have them.

        Sounds like the county prosecutor is in on this misfeasance.

      •  A "Museum of the Bible"? Aren't churches (1+ / 0-)
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        sufficient?

        This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

        by JJustin on Sat May 24, 2014 at 05:58:00 AM PDT

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