“If you want education you better include the fear of God, if you want to be a good scientist you better include the fear of God, if you want to be a good musician—1962, ’63, the U.S. Supreme Court in three decisions said no more fear of God in education, we want education to be secular. All right, that’s a theological issue. How’s that working out? In 1962, ’63, America was number one in the world in literacy, we are now number sixty-five in the world in literacy. We don’t have the fear of the Lord, because guess what, we don’t have knowledge, it goes down.” – David Barton
For those of you who don’ t know Barton he’s an evangelical Christian minister, (aka charlatan) and author. He founded WallBuilders, a Texas-based organization with a goal of exposing the claimed US constitutional separation of church and state as a myth and he’s the darling of christofacist right wing extremist who want to destroy the United States.
He is also a former Co-chair of the Republican Party of Texas (Are we REALLY shocked?)