May 21, 2010

Will it hold up to a SCOTUS review?

This just in from the Texas Freedom Network:

‘Christian Land Governed by Christian Principles’

Even before the Texas State Board of Education took up its expected debate today over what students will learn about separation about church and state in their social studies classrooms, board member Cynthia Dunbar, R-Richmond, made her position clear. She offered the board’s opening prayer this morning and removed any doubt about what she and other far-right board members want students to learn: America’s laws and government should be based on the Christian Bible.

Stop what you are doing and watch this video now -- you have to see it to believe it.

Laying out in blunt language the “Christian nation” vision of American history that the board’s powerful bloc of social conservatives espouses, Dunbar threw down the gauntlet:

“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses.”

“Whether we look to the first charter of Virginia, or the charter of New England…the same objective is present — a Christian land governed by Christian principles.”

“I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country.”
You will recall that Dunbar, in her 2008 book, One Nation Under God, argued that the Founders created “an emphatically Christian government” (page 18 of her book) and that government should be guided by a “biblical litmus test” (page 47). Even more damning, this State Board of Education member wrote that public education is a “subtly deceptive tool of perversion,” tyrannical and unconstitutional.

And today she will help decide what the next generation of Texas students will learn about separation of church and state in their public school classrooms.

You can follow the conclusion to this embarrassing saga on our liveblog at And look for an e-mail later today with the final decision of the board -- and what we can do now to restore sanity and respectability to Texas education.

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If I haven’t made it clear enough in previous blogs, this is the kind of fanatical religionism we are fighting here in Texas, but Texas is just the latest battlefront in this war. Religious fanatics worldwide are and have been intent upon installing their own vision of theocratic rule since the dawn of recorded history. It is a war that will go on regardless of how many battles the rational people fight and win.

Listen to Ms. Dunbar’s words. Over and over you hear, “I believe.” The religionist totalitarians all “believe” they know the answer; know what god wants. Mohammed Atta “believed” he was doing god’s will when he participated in the slaughter of 2,976 innocent lives on September 11, 2001.

The five creationist extremists on the SBOE are of the same mindset as Mohammed Atta; just a different theology.

So will the Texas State Board of Education be the vanguard of some long awaited nationalistic movement to return our country to Sharia biblical law?

Hell no. Not so long as reasonable people speak their mind.

The kind of theocracy building being attempted by the SBOE, with the blessing of Gov. Goodhair, won’t survive SCOTUS review. But the extremists won’t let that stop them. It may take a few years to clean up their mess, but the rule of law will eventually prevail.

Either that or we can just burn our Constitutions right now and be done with it.


Old NFO said...

That is just plain scary... There is definitely going to be a fight.

Rogue Medic said...

I hate to skip right to Godwin's Law, but isn't this a blatant way of telling Jews to get out of America, or accept the subservient role she has planned for Jews?

This essentially says that to all non-Christians and to all Christians who do not share her particular beliefs.