February 5, 2010

Mathew Staver on The Huckabee Show this Weekend to Discuss Changes to Textbooks

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This weekend Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, will appear on Mike Huckabee’s show to discuss potentially dramatic changes to the framework of textbooks that are being discussed by the Texas State Board of Education (TSBOE). Huckabee and Staver will be revealing suggested changes, some of which are still under discussion. The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Eastern Time.

TSBOE will soon finalize the language that textbook publishers use to align their textbooks to current standards. As Texas is a leader in textbooks, most other states purchase the same educational materials. The textbook controversy in Texas affects every American because, to have a bright future, we must know our past. America has a rich past founded on Judeo-Christian values and to forget them, or worse, to distort them, will doom our future. Those who want to reshape America begin by rewriting our past. We repeat the mistakes of the past when we are ignorant of them.

Some of the suggestions that have come forward at various times include:

  • Removing references to Daniel Boone, General George Patton, Nathan Hale, Columbus Day, and Christmas.
  • Including the cultural impact of hip hop music, ACLU lawyer Clarence Darrow, and the Hindu holiday of Diwali.
  • Replacing the term "American" with "Global Citizen"– stating that students need to be shaped "for responsible citizenship in a global society" without any mention of citizenship in American society.
  • Replacing expansionism and free enterprise with imperialism and capitalism.

The Board's next meeting is in March and the final reading and adoption of the social studies guidelines will be in May.

Make your voice heard now, before the next meeting. Please be courteous when you call the board members to encourage them to promote traditional, pro-American language in their guidelines, or, you may also email them at sboesupport@tea.state.tx.us. Please note that this e-mail address automatically distributes to all 15 board members so duplicate messages are not necessary.

Read our News Release for more details.

Members of the Texas State Board of Education
GAIL LOWE, Chair
(512) 556-6262
(512) 936-4319 Fax

LAWRENCE A. ALLEN, JR., Vice Chair
(713) 203-1355

TERRI LEO, Secretary
(512) 463-9007

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION
BARBARA CARGILL, Chair
(281) 465-8095

KEN MERCER, Vice Chair
(512) 463-9007

LAWRENCE A. ALLEN, JR. - listed above
(713) 203-1355

TERRI LEO - listed above
(512) 463-9007

GERALDINE MILLER
(972) 419-4000
(214) 522-8560 Fax

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE / PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND
DAVID BRADLEY, Chair
(409) 835-3808

RICK AGOSTO, Vice Chair
(210) 226-7106
(210) 226-7104 Fax

CYNTHIA NOLAND DUNBAR
(512) 463-9007
(512) 936-4319 Fax

GAIL LOWE - listed above
(512) 556-6262
(512) 936-4319 Fax

RENE NUÑEZ(915)
(512) 351-9923
(512) 936-4319 Fax

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES
BOB CRAIG, Chair
(806) 744-3232
(806) 744-2211 Fax

MAVIS B. KNIGHT, Vice Chair
(214) 333-9575
(214) 339-9242 Fax

MARY HELEN BERLANGA
(361) 881-1000
(361) 881-1028 Fax

PATRICIA HARDY
(817) 598-2968
(817) 598-2833 Fax

DON McLEROY
979) 255-2538
(979) 846-1174 Fax

LU Law School Hosts Conference on the Consequences of Same-Gender Attraction

Liberty University School of Law will host a one-day conference followed by a one-day symposium addressing homosexuality and its consequences. The Friday, February 12, conference is entitled “Understanding Same-sex Attractions and Their Consequences.” On Saturday, February 13, the Liberty University Law Review will host a legal symposium entitled “Homosexual Rights and First Amendment Freedoms: Can They Truly Coexist?”

Those struggling with same-sex attractions need understanding and hope for a life without conflict, so it is imperative to understand the implications of same-sex attraction and the broader homosexual agenda. The broader homosexual agenda has politicized radicalism of homosexuality that is aggressive and intent on trampling upon the fundamental freedoms of anyone who may disapprove.

For more information, please contact Liberty University School of Law at 434-592-5300 or visit http://law.liberty.edu

Review Agendas for Friday and Saturday to see the extraordinary list of speakers.

Read our Press Release  on the Symposium.

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