Saturday, December 11, 2004

You can't make this stuff up...


Christian school in Cary stops use of booklet justifying slavery

Leaders1 at a Christian school pulled yesterday a booklet about slavery that attempts to provide a biblical justification for slavery and asserts that slaves weren't treated as badly as people believe.

Officials of Cary Christian School argued that they weren't condoning slavery by having students read the booklet, but they said they removed it from the school's ninth-grade curriculum after they learned about faulty footnotes and citation errors in the publication.

"We apologize for this oversight and covet your prayers for our school," stated a memo to parents.

Students read Southern Slavery, As It Was, for two days when they study the Civil War, principal Larry Stephenson said.

The school used the booklet because it is difficult to find writings that both sympathize with the South and explore what the Bible says about slavery.

"You can have two different sides, a Northern perspective and a Southern perspective," Stephenson said.

Douglas Wilson, a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, and Steve Wilkins, a member of the board of directors of the Alabama-based League of the South, wrote the booklet.

That organization is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil-rights group based in Alabama.

You this stuff really just is getting worse and worse...I imagine soon we'll see stuff justifying why concentration camps aren't so bad...oh waith...that Gonzales guy...Guantanamo...never mind.

1. What's "leader" in German again?

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