Texas Public School: Jews Practice “Flawed Religion;” Blacks “Descended from Ham”

A new  report put out by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund reveals that in several public school classes on the impact of the Bible on history have found classes teaching from a right-wing, fundamentalist Christian standpoint.

A Southern Methodist University religious studies professor Mark Chancey found instances of students learning a literal interpretation of the Bible, that the earth is approximately 6,000 years old and that Judaism is a “flawed and incomplete religion” with materials “designed to evangelize rather than provide an objective study of the Bible’s influence.”

TFN also found a lesson explaining “racial origins traced from Noah.”

via Texas Public School Teaching Kids That Jews Practice “Flawed Religion” and that Blacks Are “Descended from Ham” | Alternet.

Wow… Anyway, I’m saving this report here… so you can open it from here:

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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2 thoughts on Texas Public School: Jews Practice “Flawed Religion;” Blacks “Descended from Ham”

  1. And how many classes were taught with a liberal point of view with lessons designed to persuade students that the Bible is not inspired? “An objective study of the Bible’s influence” is the goal? Lots of luck…

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