The following is the testimony of Rev. Dr. Griff Martin, Senior Pastor of First Austin: a baptist community of faith, in opposition to SB 892, the proposal currently moving through both chambers of the Texas Legislature to allow faith-based child welfare groups that contract with the state to discriminate against LGBT children and families. Rev. Martin was unable to deliver this testimony to the Senate committee in person, so these remarks were sent directly to the bill author -- and are reprinted here with Rev. Martin's permission. Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN - The Texas Freedom Network is hailing the State Board of Education’s final approval today of science curriculum standards that – for the first time in decades – no longer include misleading requirements designed to undermine the teaching of evolution. Read More
Texas Freedom Network Statement on Texas State Board of Education Preliminary Vote on Science StandardsShare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today the State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to revised science curriculum standards that mostly align with compromise language offered by teachers and scientists on a state-appointed curriculum writing team. If approved on a final vote Friday, the revised standards would largely remove curriculum standards the state board added in 2009 in an effort to undermine instruction on evolution in science classrooms. Read More
Board Must Choose Between Anti-Evolution Pressure Group and Texas Teachers Read More
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