Thursday, July 09, 2009

What's With Texas?

Are they going to do it again? Via Fred Clark via appears that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Good Hair) is considering the appointment of Cynthia Dunbar,a right-wing extremist Christian to head the state’s Board of education.

She is evidently seriously jumped by Jesus and as crazy as a shit house rat. This is the woman that published a book last year One Nation Under God that advocated actually getting rid of public education altogether.

[...] In a book published last year, Dunbar argued the country’s founding fathers created “an emphatically Christian government” and that government should be guided by a “biblical litmus test.” She endorses a belief system that requires “any person desiring to govern have a sincere knowledge and appreciation for the Word of God in order to rightly govern.”

Also in the book, she calls public education a “subtly deceptive tool of perversion.”

The establishment of public schools is unconstitutional and even “tyrannical,” she wrote, because it threatens the authority of families, granted by God through Scripture, to direct the instruction of their children.

Perry’s appointment of Dunbar would send a statement “that
the governor shares her shocking hostility toward public education,” said Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, an organization that monitors the State Board of Education.

“Just as bad, he would be siding with a faction of self-righteous politicians on the board who have made it crystal clear that they believe the only real Christians are the ones who agree with them,” Miller said. “If the governor really decides that selling out our kids like this is a good re-election strategy, then this state has an even bigger problem than we thought.”

Come on Texas let's get with the program.

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