A recent report put out by the TFN (Texas Freedom Network) Education Fund and the findings of a religious studies professor contain some shocking revelations regarding the teachings of Bible in public school classes from a ‘right-wing, fundamentalist Christian standpoint.’
Mark Chancey who is a Southern Methodist University religious studies professor during his study found many students learning a very ‘fundamentalist’ interpretation of the Bible. Views, such as the Earth is six thousand years old and Judaism being an ‘incomplete and a religion with flaws’, are being taught in classes.
Courses are being conducted containing inauthentic quotes and citations from the Founding Fathers of America which endorse the ‘Christian nationalist ideology of the Religious Right’.
Also, it is being claimed that Africans are the descendants of Ham (who has been cursed by Noah in Genesis 9) which is being used as a defense against anti-black hatred, racism and slavery which is obviously inappropriate content to be taught to students.
Instead of providing students with objective knowledge regarding the teaching of Bible, a very strict and fundamentalist picture is being drawn inside the minds of the students. It is certainly a matter of great concern that such racist and fundamentalist ideas are being planted inside juvenile minds. . Hate for religions and people from different caste and color ought not to be preached especially in a public school.