Accusations From the School Board Room

By Elizabeth Rich — November 04, 2008 1 min read
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A member of the Texas State Board of Education is accusing Barack Obama of sympathizing with terrorists. In her November 2 post on the Christian Worldview Network Web site, Cynthia Dunbar wrote that “those with whom Obama truly sympathizes” are plotting to “take down” America. Dunbar further alleges that Obama has no respect for the Constitutionand will institute Martial Law once the “planned effort” is underway.

The Texas Freedom Network, a watchdog group that monitors the board, released a statement on Monday asking Dunbar to retract her comments. Dunbar responded, “I don’t have anything in there that would be retractable. These are my personal opinions and I don’t think the language is questionable.” The president of TFN, Kathy Miller, said, “It’s stunning that a board member who helps decide what Texas children learn in their public schools would say something so disgusting and reprehensible. She should be taking refresher courses in civics and good citizenship, not deciding what Texas kids learn.”

In 2009, Dunbar and the other members of the Texas State Board of Education are expected to revise the state’s social studies curriculum and make a determination on including creationism in the science curriculum, according to the Chronicle.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Web Watch blog.