It really is true. An Oklahoma legislator is successfully pushing a bill to ban the teaching of an advanced American History course because it is not patriotic enough. He claims that the AP history course focuses on “what is bad about America” and fails to teach “American exceptionalism”. Considering that Oklahoma was the destination of the infamous “Trail of Tears”, rewriting their history to avoid negative things might be a bit difficult.
The bill also includes a long list of documents that would be required to be taught, including several Christian sermons like “A Model of Christian Charity”, and “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”.
The bill’s sponsor is part of a group that is dedicated to tearing down the “false wall of separation of church and state.” So apparently he isn’t very well acquainted with actual US history.