Be afraid. Be very afraid.
There was an interesting post on Daily Kos last week about the little noticed House Resolution 888, introduced last month by Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA).
The resolution seeks to affirm “the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation’s founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as ‘American Religious History Week’ for the appreciation of and education on America’s history of religious faith.”
Chris Rodda, the Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and the author of Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History, writes:
While the recent House of Representatives ‘Christmas resolution’ was being covered and discussed ad nauseum on countless websites, blogs, and elsewhere, another far more heinous resolution was introduced, one which, unbelievably, does not appear to have been noticed by anyone…
The resolution, which purports to promote ‘education on America’s history of religious faith,’ is packed with the same American history lies found on the Christian nationalist websites, and in the books of pseudo-historians like David Barton. It lists a total of seventy-five “Whereas’s,” leading up to four resolves, the third of which is particularly disturbing — that the U.S. House of Representatives ‘rejects, in the strongest possible terms, any effort to remove, obscure, or purposely omit such history from our Nation’s public buildings and educational resources,’ a travesty of the highest magnitude, considering that most of the ‘history’ this resolve aims to promote in our public buildings and schools IS NOT REAL!
But you don’t have to take Rodda’s word. Read the whole scary resolution for yourself.
Lauri in York