New study damns quality of elective Bible courses in Texas public schools

The Dallas Observer highlights a few examples of curricular bias. Among them:

In Amarillo, materials for the Bible class included a chart entitled “Racial Origins traced from Noah.” Students learned that Western Europeans have descended from Noah’s son Japheth, “African races” and Canaanites from Noah’s son Ham, and so on.

In Point Isabel, students were treated to two days of Ancient Aliens, an “historic documentary” about “angelic beings described as extraterrestrials.” They were then assigned to judge the validity of the ancient alien theory.

In Duncanville, the instructor utilized Bible cartoons from a 1980s Hanna-Barbera television series called “The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible.”

In the appropriately wealthy suburb of Prosper, students learned that they could well be living in the last days described in the Book of Revelation.

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