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Texas Public School Course Teaches the ‘Racial Origins Traced from Noah’

A new report put out by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund reveals that in several public school classes on the impact of the Bible on history have found classes teaching from a right-wing, fundamentalist Christian standpoint.

A Southern Methodist University religious studies professor Mark Chancey found instances of students learning a literal interpretation of the Bible, that the earth is approximately 6,000 years old and that Judaism is a “flawed and incomplete religion” with materials “designed to evangelize rather than provide an objective study of the Bible’s influence.”

TFN also found a lesson explaining “racial origins traced from Noah.”
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Which Constituency Do they Represent?

Unfortunately, the government and democratic process in Iowa doesn’t work that way any more. Many of our legislators no longer represent Iowans, and instead are under the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council, usually referred to as ALEC.

Here’s how it works: corporations fund ALEC, and receive direct access to state legislators at private ALEC meetings. These closed-door meetings are typically held at exotic resorts, where corporate lobbyists wine and dine legislators, then send them back to their states with template legislation written directly by and for corporate interests.

This allows Iowa legislators to pass off the legislation as their own — turning them into what the New York Times calls “stealth lobbyists.” According to the Center for Media and Democracy, ALEC has provided model legislation in Iowa to suppress voter rights, privatize our schools, withdraw from regional environmental partnerships, and require “intellectual diversity” reporting from our college campuses.

To read this article which calls out Iowa Legislators, please click hereThis is about Iowa, but it could be any state in the country.