Monday, July 14, 2014

School Slammed for Using 'Tea Party' History Books: Charter school is pushing religious propaganda, group says

Newser reports:
Reigniting the church-and-state debate, a group in Washington is criticizing a charter school for teaching history with books embraced by the tea party movement, the Arizona Republic reports. Americans United for Separation of Church and State says the Heritage Academy in Mesa, Arizona, shouldn't be using two books by Cleon Skousen, a prominent anti-communist of the 1950s and 1960s. Why not? In one book, The 5,000 Year Leap, Skousen wrote that the Founding Fathers were inspired by God to write the Declaration of Independence and fight off the British empire. "These books push 'Christian nation' propaganda and other religious teachings on impressionable, young students," said a director of Americans United.
After all , you can't deny John Witherspoon and Roger Sherman were Christians no matter what the statists wish away. Check out Article 7 of the U.S. Constitution :
done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independance of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,
Get it? The words "our Lord" isn't referring to anybody but Jesus.