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People for Truthful Textbooks - Speaking Out On The Texas Schoolbook Controvery, and What We Can Do

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Theists and non-theists alike were dismayed when the TX State Board of Education voted to change its social studies curriculum. Among other things, Joe McCarthy's witch hunt was justified, minorities were marginalized, and the concept of separation of church and state was minimized. The new standards were pushed by conservatives who believe that we are a "Christian nation." Many fear that the new textbooks reflecting these changes will be used throughout the country. The show will examine the issues and what can be done. Guests representing the atheist, faith-based, and political activist communities will share their insights:

Ellen Johnson, Exec. Director of Enlighten The Vote, an atheist activist who has appeared on numerous nationally syndicated TV and radio shows, and served as president of American Atheists;

Joe Zamecki, organizer of Texans for Truthful Textbooks, which rallied 300 people in Austin to protest the revisions;

Voices from the clergy, including Richard Kent Matthews, a New Thought Minister;

Leah Burton, Christian dominionism expert and board member of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation;

Chris Rodda, author of Liars for Jesus, a powerful, fact-filled rebuttal of David Barton's "history;"

Dakota O'Leary, theology scholar, who teaches English on a Native American reservation; and

The Man of Earth, YouTube activist.

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