Before State Board of Ed Debate, Cynthia Dunbar Obliterates Church and State Division
Surely you're aware that down in Austin at this very moment, the State Board of Education is getting ready to vote on changes to the social studies curriculum taught in public schools. And if a few members of the SBOE get their way (S'up, Cynthia Dunbar? How's it hangin', Don McLeroy?), say adios to the line separating church and state. The Texas Freedom Network sends word that Dunbar, who already thinks public schools are a "subtly deceptive tool of perversion," kicked off the meeting with what TFN President Kathy Miller calls a "calculated and shameful attempt to use prayer to score political points." I'm translating it into the original Hebrew now.
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