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Remove Slavery from the History Books? That’s What Tennessee’s Tea Party Is Asking
January 26th, 2012 - By Bianca Clendenin


The Tennessee tea party wants to move “incidents” like slavery and genocide out of the history textbooks. Why? Because they are afraid that these “incidents” would tarnish the image of the founding fathers of the U.S.
Yes, you are reading this right. They want to erase history and the fact that our country was founded on both slavery and the wipe out of the native’s population.
On January 11, members of the Tennessee tea party presented this idea to their state legislatures, with five priorities of action to change the state’s history curriculum and supposedly to educate students on “the truth” about America.

Read More at MadameNoire.com.


     

madamenoire:

Remove Slavery from the History Books? That’s What Tennessee’s Tea Party Is Asking

January 26th, 2012 - By Bianca Clendenin

The Tennessee tea party wants to move “incidents” like slavery and genocide out of the history textbooks. Why? Because they are afraid that these “incidents” would tarnish the image of the founding fathers of the U.S.

Yes, you are reading this right. They want to erase history and the fact that our country was founded on both slavery and the wipe out of the native’s population.

On January 11, members of the Tennessee tea party presented this idea to their state legislatures, with five priorities of action to change the state’s history curriculum and supposedly to educate students on “the truth” about America.

Read More at MadameNoire.com.

(via abokononist-deactivated20120714)

Christ Community receives $400,000 for family planning services, Planned Parenthood loses contract for first time in 35 years

liberal-life:

Finally breaking a deadlock, the Shelby County (Tennessee) Commissioners voted to award Christ Community Health Services a $400,000 contract for family planning services for the poor.  This is the first time in 35 years that Planned Parenthood did not receive the funding.

Christ Community Health Services, whose mission is “to provide quality services in the name of Jesus Christ,” will not perform abortions or offer emergency contraceptives.

In its application for the $400,000, Christ Community said that it would administer emergency contraceptives, but now says it won’t because of its beliefs.  Instead, it will contract that service to a third party.

Planned Parenthood supporters said that they should not be subjected to sermons in order to get help.

“I have the right to health care that is non-religious and non-judgmental,” argued Abby Schoef.

“What is it going to do to the people who aren’t Christian?” asked  an unidentified woman.  “I’m sorry to inform you that not all of us are Christians and not all of us believe.”

(via liberal-life-deactivated2011110)