Thursday, September 23, 2010

Texas Board of Ed: Textbooks Are Anti-Christian

Texas: Texas' State Board of Education - following a long history of throwing itself into "culture war" issues - is set to vote Friday on a resolution calling on textbook publishers to limit what they print about Islam in world history books.

The resolution cites world history books no longer used in Texas schools that it says devoted more lines of text to Islamic beliefs and practices than Christian beliefs and practices.

Board member Pat Hardy, R-Fort Worth, suggested the issue may be moot because none of the books cited are still being used in Texas, having been replaced in 2003, and said they "might want to go back and get newer copies of the books."
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Don McLeroy, who is serving the final months of his term after also losing in the GOP primary, said he believes even current textbooks still reflect an anti-Christian bias.