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Quote of the Day

“Wouldn’t it be interesting to do a study between those that are on welfare and see how much and how often they read the Bible.  You know, if Booker T. Washington is right that Christianity and reading the Bible increases your desires and therefore your ability for hard work; if we take that as an axiom, does that mean that the people who are getting government assistance spend nearly no time in the Bible, therefore have no desire, and therefore no ability for hard work?  I could go a lot of places with this.  I would love to see this proven out in some kind of sociological study, but it makes perfect sense.”

– David Barton, about a supposed connection linking welfare to failure to read the Bible.

Barton sits on the Texas State Board of Education as an alleged “expert” for the state’s social studies curriculum.  That’s like saying Rick Santorum is an expert on birth control.

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Quote of the Day

“The reason the elections are important is that the State Board guides what 5 million kids are going to learn in the public schools and most parents want public schools to provide an education based on facts and scholarship and not on politics and personal beliefs.”

— Dan Quinn, Texas Freedom Network communications director, commenting on this year’s State Board of Education elections.

After the Texas SBOE’s series of embarrassing mishaps in recent years – creationism, abstinence-only sex education, Christopher Columbus discovered America and other crap – people here have woken up and taken these elections seriously.  Better late than never!

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