After the disastrous and unconstitutional ruling of the radical Supreme Court – half of the justices whom should be disbarred – it is no secret the intent of Hobby Lobby. They want to force their evangelical fundamentalist Christian belief system on anyone under their employ because they feel it is their “god given right.”
But wait! That’s not all.
In a speech given by Steve Green, the christofascist President of Hobby Lobby, at the Templeton Award Ceremony he let slip the truly nefarious intentions of Hobby Lobby. It is not merely impacting public policy in regards to the restricting of women’s rights. Nay! It goes beyond even that.
His intent is to overthrow separation of church and state. I suppose that’s not a surprise with this ever-radicalizing evangelical movement, but hearing the words come from his mouth certainly cements how bold they have become.
We’re working on 4 year public school bible curriculum. The first year will be a summary of all three of those section. It’s history, it’s impact and it’s story. Then the next 3 years is going in depth in each of those — a year for the history, a year for the impact and a year for the story — in some order… The nation is in danger because of its ignorance of what God has taught. . . . If we don’t know it, our future is going to be very scary … We were looking – uh- we — we were talking – – discussed a college curriculum but it’s no — we really want to get — be into the – um – high school level because we want to reach as many as possible. Someday, I would argue, it should be mandated. Here’s a book that’s impacted our world, unlike any other, and you’re not gonna teach it? There’s — there’s something wrong with that.
It’s not enough that they have the Bible in public school already, which really isn’t a problem. So long as it is in neutral and taught alongside other historical and religious documents it does not violate the Establishment Clause. What they want is something more. They want to exercise their religious rights while inhibiting the rights of others. This from the same people that cry foul when Muslims want to build a mosque in New York City to quietly practice their own religion – which was entirely Constitutional.
This a systematic attempt at the dismantling of the Establishment Clause. With psycho-religious activist judges on the bench of the SCOTUS these christofascist culture warriors have pushed a bold
new initiative to help blur the line separating church and state.
All “curriculum” must meet state and national standards before it is approved. Oftentimes this is determined by the Texas State Board of Education merely because they have the most schools of any state and public education publishers pander to the highest bidder – Texas. In this case, however, Hobby Lobby is starting just a tad north – in Mustang, Oklahoma. The Mustang School District, headed by Superintendent Sean McDaniel, have decided to go ahead and give the thumbs up to the Bible Curriculum.
You see, it meets the standard. It is not a mandatory class (yet) – and it is opt-in, not opt-out (for now)….except it hasn’t even been written (yet)!
How is it possible that a school board can accept a curriculum that doesn’t exist, on a clearly biased religious subject that may or may not violate the establishment clause, in a system that is paid for with our tax dollars? Technically, they can’t. So why have they?
You can reach the superintendents office here and let them know how you feel about them approving a theocratic business model’s attempt to encroach into the taxpayer-owned school system.
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