Oh my God, what are we coming to? Drudge, Rush Limbaugh and the entire wingnut community is pointing to this awful story of a poor school teacher, harrassed by liberal goons for having his students read the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents that mention “God”! What next? It’s proof positive of the insanity of liberals and the pathetic decline of education in America, thanks to the ACLU.
Oh, and it’s also a complete and total lie, an incredible distortion of reality and in no way related to reality. You really have to read it to believe it.
Update: Digby comments,
[T]his is one of those tiresome bogus lawsuits brought forth by the Alliance Defense Fund whose founders are:
Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ
Larry Burkett, founder of Christian Financial Concepts
Rev. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family
Rev. D. James Kennedy, founder of Coral Ridge Ministries
Marlin Maddoux, President of International Christian Media
Don Wildmon, founder of American Family Association
(And 25+ other ministries)
That’s the best case for lawsuit reform I’ve ever heard, right there.
….These precious little stories are becoming commonplace these days. I remember the one about the teacher who was allegedly discriminated against because she put a picture of Bush on the bulletin board. It turned out that she had a fucking shrine up there and was insulting 12 year old kids whose parents were voting for Kerry. All the wingnuts keened and wailed about the unfairness of it all, always being the first to claim victimhood. As each tale is debunked they just move to the next.
These little personal stories are a very effective way to spread propaganda. We need to figure out a way to deal with this stuff.