Texas - challenges to Hinduism

2. Bush refused to visit Mahatma's samadhi at Raj Ghat!

3. Current Governor of Texas believes that Hindus will go to Hell nonstop!

A: This could come up in Texas. The textbooks reflect Christianity naturally, accurately, because the people who wrote them are Christian and wanted their religion to be accurate. Judaism has a powerful advocacy group that has been outspoken for years. Islam has been very aggressive in getting the textbooks fixed as much as a decade ago. But Hindus haven't really caught on until recently. We heard a story that happened somewhere in Texas and the daughter came home and said she didn't want to be a Hindu anymore because of what the textbook said. Why is it distorted? Because it's so different than the Western religions, the tendency, at least a few decades ago, was to point out the bizarre and the strange.