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Old Jun 5, 2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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Hobby Lobby President Insanely Compares Biblical ‘Exodus’ To KKK-Inspired ‘Birth Of A

kind of reminds me of the church that used a quote from hitler on their billboard to requite children. So this is the guy who should teach the bible to children?
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Let’s see…the president of Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, is a conservative Christian fundamentalist (when it’s convenient) multi-millionaire that generously offered to create a lesson plan to teach public school kids about the history of the Bible. What could possibly go wrong?

Exactly what you would expect:

The first independent review by a biblical scholar raises serious concerns about a new curriculum that promoters – particularly Hobby Lobby President Steve Green – hope will combat what they see as ignorance about the Bible among public school students.

“This is a classic example of preaching religious beliefs in the guise of promoting religious literacy,” said Mark Chancey, a professor of religious studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, who reviewed the partial and preliminary curriculum for the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund. “It’s hard to imagine this curriculum, with its sectarian elements, errors and oddities, was put together by dozens of scholars as claimed.”

There’s a whole litany of nonsense in the lesson plan, including treating Adam and Eve as historical figures and, somehow, claiming “Einstein’s Theory of Relativity provides evidence for the Creation told in Genesis.” Because of course it does.

But the most disturbing bit in Green’s lesson plan is the comparison of the incredibly vile and racist film Birth of a Nation to the Bible’s Book of Exodus in which the Hebrews free themselves from slavery:

On a related note, many film buffs will not miss the irony of the curriculum’s blithe suggestion that the Book of Exodus, which tells the story of the ancient Hebrews’ deliverance from slavery, “could be titled The Birth of a Nation (like the American film classic).” D. W. Griffith’s 1915 movie about the Civil War and its aftermath famously portrayed freed slaves as brutal, uncivilized, sexual aggressors. Originally known as The Clansman, it lionized the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan and helped spur the creation of the modern Klan. The movie concludes its approving portrayal of violent Klan suppression of African Americans with a hopeful vision of a peaceful, heavenly future for whites under the watchful care of Jesus. Needless to say, the curriculum’s passing comparison of Exodus to this movie is an unfortunate and inadequate introduction for high schoolers to this particular episode of film history.
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But...but...Steve pays decent wages and gives people Sunday off!
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But...but...Steve pays decent wages and gives people Sunday off!
so did god but he committed genocide several times.
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This illustrates how money and position in the wrong hands can be very dangerous. Of course, society decides what the wrong hands are.

The Green's game plan appears to have the long term goal of promoting official or unofficial the establishment of a State Religion and enact rules and regulations to reward the righteous and punish the sinners. I will resist.
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