The Texas State Board of Education is currently considering a proposal that would ensure sixth-grade students learn about at least one religious holiday from each of the five major world religions. Currently, students learn about more Christian and Jewish holidays, and Hinduism is excluded. The new proposal would replace Christmas and Rosh Hashanah with Diwali. “It’s outrageous that the war on Christmas continues in our state and in our nation,” said Jonathan Saenz, a lobbyist for the conservative Free Market Foundation.These people are such ginormous fucktards that they don't even know what "international" means.
Sixth-grade social studies in Texas “is focused on world geography and cultures,” and Hinduism is the third-largest world religion, following Christianity and Islam. However, one Republican activist serving as an “expert” advising the board said that including more Christian and Jewish holidays “simply acknowledges with accuracy the religious culture of America as it actually exists that these holidays have been awarded their place in the culture by the people themselves.” [emphasis added]
For those worried about poor neglected Christianity and Judaism, bear in mind that the kiddies are still expected to learn about Easter and Yom Kippur. Something tells me the students will walk out of class thoroughly Judeo-Christianized, even if they have also learned the shocking truth that a) America isn't the entire world and b) there are other religions that lots of people believe in. Shocking, but true.