Top Home-School Texts Dismiss Darwin, Evolution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Christian-based textbooks are dominant in a growing home-school education market that encompasses more than 1.5 million students in the U.S. -- and that's apparently how most home-school parents prefer it.

Federal statistics from 2007 show 83 percent of home-schooling parents want to give their children "religious or moral instruction." In fact, the Home School Legal Defense Association says most home-schoolers identify as evangelical Christians.

That leaves home-schooling parents not looking for a faith-based approach feeling isolated, and they say it's difficult to find more secular textbooks for their kids.

The size of the business of home-school texts isn't clear, but the legal defense association says home-school material sales reach about $1 billion annually in the U.S.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 27, 2010 at 04:43 PM
    Wolfy, put on you aluminum foil cap and summons your leader...they will come for you, trust me, you feel better. I am stating my belief god if I want....thats what....Americans do!!!!
  • by Wolfy Location: Fville on May 21, 2010 at 11:33 AM
    I understand that homeschools may mainly use christian text books, but I dont understand the difference. Who cares if homeschools are using christian textbooks and not normal ones? I mean, the only difference there can be is that the christian one is religious, but religion cant help you with life. All it is is a way to make us feel better about the afterlife. So, to homeschools, I suggest using actual text books and not fill their minds with nonsense. sorry, but i can state my atheist opinion if i want.
  • by KMJ Location: LA on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:56 PM
    OK...You don't have to believe it but you don't want to kid to grow up and not know who Darwin was. Even a former Pope believed in evolution. If it did happen that way, God himself made it happen.
  • by GBHB on Apr 24, 2010 at 12:08 PM
    I have had enough! I am throwing down the challenge! Me and Jesus in a bare knuckle brawl out behind his church of choice. He sets the time and place. If he wins, then I retire from WITN, but if I win he must make Ice Cream healthy. And let me tell you this, Jesus may have risen after his crucifixion, but there will no getting up when my left hook makes him turn the other cheek!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 15, 2010 at 08:40 AM
    I would suggest you try google. Read all you wish on the sites, however, most that is learned is in the schools and studies.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    Apparently, there is still hope for democracy in this country, at least for awhile. People can still have an opinion yet it carries no more weight than the next. I am very happy to see Christian parents becoming involved with their childrens' curriculum and filtering out what elementary aged kids need not be taught at such an early age. Sure, they'll likely be exposed to the theory of evolution once in college (maybe even in high school), but by then they can view the world objectively without being brainwashed at an early age by secular instruction that assumes the Bible as myth and teaches to indulge in self-worship of our own limited intelligence. Most of these kids are being raised to have a Christ-centered philosophy which embraces not just wisdom but humility, as well. If you're being persecuted by the worldly, then apparently you're doing something right spiritually for your kids. May God continue to bless America.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 at 05:44 AM
    Ok, OSOC, are you going to answer what kind of Orthodoxy you are? I would definitely like to read up on it.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:46 AM
    OSOC, Orthodox what?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2010 at 05:42 PM
    Your religion should be pushed out of the way. It is complete BS that has caused harm to millions around the world.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:38 AM
    We can strive to like him is correct...just no one will be, best their best efforts. As I posted, I don't judge anyone, I just dissagree when perception is off base like the title of this story. When I came to read the story and get there is no god, we cannot prove....that is off base. I have no anger for anyone so when I posted I am not allowed to cite from the bible, its means just that, Orthodox. I also post against abortion, liberal "no" religion in school, government out of control spending, since our childrens children will be paying it back and I post against gay behavior. I am guided in this direction since I believe that is my purpose. Why? To say nothing means your religion and mine, will get pushed out of the way by the liberal freight train running through DC.

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