Another fight broke out on Friday in the ongoing culture war being fought at the Texas State Board of Education.
This time, social conservatives on the board pushed through a resolution demanding textbook publishers cut back positive coverage of Islam in world history books.
By a slim 7-6 vote, the social conservatives on the State Board of Education put it on record, demanding publishers reject a pro-Islamic, anti-Christian bias in future social studies texts.
"I'm a Christian, I'm in a Christian nation and I do find it strange that as a Christian in my nation, I'm having to ask for my equal say," said state board of education member, Ken Mercer (R).
Supporters say some books prior to 2003 contained the perceived bias.
But critics of the resolution say it is offensive, narrow minded and ineffective, since it isn't binding on future boards.
"This to me is a cosmetic procedure and I think there are more important issues that we need to delve into, such as getting our textbooks paid for by the legislators," said state board of education member, Mavis Knight (D).
The resolution is meant to cover the next round of social studies textbooks but because of the state's budget problems, those books won't likely be adopted and bought for six years.
What the resolution does immediately is thrust the board back in the spotlight after previous fights over evolution and treatment of American history.