I happened to stumble on the right wing website "The Daily Caller" this morning, while reading some news. The big story is something called CSCOPE, which has supplied some materials for Texas schools, according to the website. According to the website -- I haven't been out looking for CSCOPE materials -- CSCOPE is teaching Texas schoolchildren that, for example, Islam is an awesome religion but Christianity is a "cult". http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/21/ten-shocking-things-a-huge-texas-curriculum-conglomerate-has-foisted-on-public-school-students/ Now, 99 times out of 100, these right-wing sites are taking something completely out of context. For example, at the college level, religious studies classes do teach, or at least used to teach, that all religions are "cults". Back in the day, one sometimes read items that used the word "cult" in glowingly positive terms. But, in recent years "cult" has taken on a more restricted and purely negative meaning. Either way, it would be a misleading misuse of language to describe Christianity and a cult and Islam as not a cult. But, they claim to be giving some direct quotes from the CSCOPE teaching materials that sound remarkably clumsy. Any teachers out there familiar with CSCOPE teaching materials?