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Battle Cry
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" Gal. 4:16

Jesus was a Palestinian?
Issue Date: January/February 2009

"Christianity was started by a young Palestinian named Jesus." Hundreds of such distortions and lies were found in a five-year study of 28 of the most widely used social studies textbooks in U.S. public schools. These findings are published in a book, The Trouble with Textbooks, by researchers Dr. Gary Tobin and Dennis Ybarra. They found many instances where the history of Israel was belittled and Islam was presented favorably. 

Some of the distortions include:  Jesus was a "Palestinian", not a Jew; the Arab nations never attacked Israel; Arab-Israeli wars "just broke out," or Israel started them;  Arab nations want peace but Israel does not.

The study concludes that the textbooks "come dangerously close to perpetuating the idea that Jews caused the crucifixion of Jesus and are guilty, as a group, of deicide (the killing of God)."

This study focused primarily on revisions of history related to Israel and the Jews. Other studies find that many text books are short on details of the founding of America or pivotal events of world history. Testing of high school graduates finds a large percentage cannot accurately date the Civil War or even know the meaning of "holocaust."

State laws are forcing school teachers to present homosexuality favorably. Parents are being arrested when they demand to be notified when their child will be fed unbiblical propaganda. Judges are declaring that, once parents send their children to the public schools, they have no right to meddle with what they are taught.

Our culture, and even the government, are not our friends when it comes to raising our children. Protecting their innocence is nearly impossible. Instead we have to give them large doses of the truth so they can recognize the lies they are being fed.

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