Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Coming Wednesday on the editorial/op-ed pages

The Star's editorial board is taking a look at the approved textbook for Bible literacy classes in Alabama public schools -- and how much pressure may be put on the board to approve a text that meets certain religious criteria:
All textbook publishers edit their products’ content to meet market demands. But if publishers also edit to conform to a particular theological perspective, they are going beyond what marketing requires and moving into the area where church and state should not mix.
The Star also is lamenting the fact that a majority of our delegation has not signed on to support the Clean Water Resoration Act:
This dismal showing of support from one of the most biologically diverse states is understandable when you consider how much industry despises this legislation and how much power Alabama’s business lobby wields. Most developers, for example, do not want to be constrained by wetlands regulations.
Meanwhile, on the op-ed page, we have columnist Hardy Jackson's Wednesday offering and a neat look at Hillary Clinton and Halloween costumes. Really, we do.