A new report titled, Reading, Writing and Religion II, distributed by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund reveals that publicly funded schools in Texas are teaching from an evangelical, conservative Christian perspective. The study, conducted by Mark A. Chancey who is a Professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, cites examples of lessons that are rooted in fundamentalist dogma, include instructing children that the Earth is approximately 6,000 years old, Judaism is a “flawed and incomplete religion” and Africans are decedents of Ham who were cursed by Noah, a story that has been used to justify racism in the past.
Other disturbing lessons include:
• The United States is a Christian nation founded on biblical principles
• The Bible is literally true
• Christians will be “raptured”
• Watching an episode of the television series “Ancient Aliens” which is presented as a “historic documentary”