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David Barton, Minister Who Believes Hurricane Was God’s Punishment For Gays To Guide Revision Of TX Social Studies Curriculum

The Texas State Board of Education is scheduled to formalize the appointment of several right-wing fundamentalists with no social studies or history background and who are generally hostile to public education to a so-called “expert panel” to guide the revision of the state’s social studies curriculum.

The Texas Freedom Network Thursday uncovered and released the names of several of the so-called “experts” appointed to the guidance panel.

The two most controversial appointees are former Republican Party of Texas Vice Chair and founder of the fundamentalist group “WallBuilders,” David Barton and Rev. Peter Marshall of the Massachusetts-based Peter Marshall Ministries. Marshall has previously suggested that the California wildfires and Hurricane Katrina were divine punishments on society for the tolerance of homosexuality.

Both Barton and Marshall are frequent proponents of the myth that the Constitution does not protect the separation of church and state as well.</em>

Why does this matter? Why not let Texas be the land of da stupid? Because they are the largest purchaser of textbooks in the country, and publishers are forced to toe their ignorant, science denying, mythology spouting line of BS, at the expense of facts. Go ahead, read the article, and then ponder a nation where we have a United States…and the country of Texas. They can have their own schools, textbooks, etc, all teaching their own facts. And since a diploma from the state will be worth about oh… nothing, all the folks who get a degree there, stay there, since no other state wants to hire morons.

Stupid really should hurt more.

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