AlterNet: Blogs: PEEK: Department Of Defense Promotes Christian Right’s Revisionist History in Public Schools:
Last Saturday, I uncovered revisionist US History within the Unit 6 core curriculum for the national Junior ROTC program ; about 1/2 million American high school students each year are unrolled in the JROTC. I was astounded ; a passage paraphrased from the writing of David Barton, the leading historical revisionist claiming that the United States was founded as a “Christian Nation”, has been embedded within a national educational curriculum produced by the Department of Defense and taught, across the nation, to American public high schools students enrolled in Junior ROTC.
this is the sort of fractious lying that causes revolutions… by the wrong people. we need to ensure that students know that the u.s. is and always has been a secular nation. some individual states have religious issues… but not all.