Those Texas Christians, whose influence over the nation's textbooks is enormous because of their activism and the state's buying power, sure don't want any lousy ACLU or ADL pushing them around.
Thanks to the Texas Freedom Network, a group that dares advocate for church-state separation in the wild-west state of Texas, we have the video, below, of the opening prayer at a State Board of Education Meeting called to discuss what school children will learn about church-state separation.
Some evangelicals now tone their talk about America as a “Christian nation,” or even couch their arguments in terms of “Judeo-Christian values.”
Not board member Cynthia Dunbar, a Republican. She makes it clear: America is a Christian nation, and its laws and government should be based on the Christian Bible.
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel this week joined the campaign to oust New Jersey Poet Laureate Amiri Baraka, who has come under fire for implying that Israel had advance knowledge of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
"I think a man who writes such things should not be a literary voice for New Jersey or any other group in the United States or any civilized society," Wiesel told The Jewish Week.