Growing up, I always heard West Texas referred to as the "buckle of the Bible belt," but as an adult I heard the same name given to other Southern regions. However, the NYT is reporting on an elective Bible course curricula for public schools (created by Yankees, actually) that is being adopted by a school district in Odessa, Texas. The supporters of the course claim that it is a nonsectarian history and literature course, but that claim is mitigated somewhat when the supporters drop to their knees in prayer during the school board meeting when the course is approved. I'm suspicious after reading one sentence that appears in the curriculum:
"Throughout most of the last 2,000 years, the majority of men living in the Western world have accepted the statements of the Scriptures as genuine."
I wonder what the women thought?
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