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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Loch Ness Monster real, Great Depression not

Louisiana's tax money at work. Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed through a voucher program that directs state tax money to private Christian schools. It's worse than you think.

Some of these private religious schools use the Christian fundamentalist A Beka Book, Bob Jones University Press, and Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum.

Alternet has published an expose on the contents of the "A Beka Book" and the ACE curriculum.  From the ACE curriculum:

  • Science Proves Homosexuality is a Learned Behavior
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics Disproves Evolution
  • No Transitional Fossils Exist
  • Humans and Dinosaurs Co-Existed
  • Evolution Has Been Disproved
  • A Japanese Whaling Boat Found a Dinosaur
  • Solar Fusion is a Myth

And it gets worse. From the Bob Jones book:

  • Only ten percent of Africans can read or write, because Christian mission schools have been shut down by communists.
  • "the [Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross... In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians."  
  • "God used the 'Trail of Tears' to bring many Indians to Christ." 
  • It "cannot be shown scientifically that that man-made pollutants will one day drastically reduce the depth of the atmosphere's ozone layer."
  • "God has provided certain 'checks and balances' in creation to prevent many of the global upsets that have been predicted by environmentalists." 
  • the Great Depression was exaggerated by propagandists, including John Steinbeck, to advance a socialist agenda.
  • "Unions have always been plagued by socialists and anarchists who use laborers to destroy the free-enterprise system that hardworking Americans have created."
  • Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential win was due to an imaginary economic crisis created by the media.
  • "The greatest struggle of all time, the Battle of Armageddon, will occur in the Middle East when Christ returns to set up his kingdom on earth."

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