Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Texas Republican platform opposes gays, critical thinking.

I always look forward to the release of the Texas Republican Party Platform, which is invariably filled with bigoted rants like this:

Homosexuality ― We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle, in public policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or belief in traditional values.

Because every Texan has the God-given right to discriminate against fags.

But this year, Texas Republicans not only oppose teh gey (duh) -- they're firmly against critical thinking.
"Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." 
Translation: parents should be make their children believe that the world is 6,000 years old without having some Darwin-worshipping godless liberal get in the way.

Is this a great state or what?

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