Sadly, I've actually read worse that was actually a "textbook" for highschool at a faith academy. I think it's simply a complete and utter disservice to kids to feed them this crap regardless of one's religious alignment. Once these kids leave high school and go into college it will be a huge barrier for them. I remember taking a zoology class and one poor girl was having a very hard time with the population genetics portion which, of course, involved much reading in evolutionary biology. I remember her sitting there telling me, "so everything I learned is wrong?!". She was genuinely devastated. She dropped the class after a a few weeks. Poor girl was a biology major. I wonder sometimes what happened to her. I never saw her again.
I think it is crap like this that plays into the U.S. falling behind in science and mathematics. It goes up a bit and the down a bit according to indicators but the overall trend has been down...drastically. That's why I believe folks who were and are on the forefront of brining critical thinking and science literacy to the public are so very important. It's often a thankless job but important nonetheless. I personally cannot count the number of times I've lent out and recommended Carl Sagan's book "The Demon Haunted World". And in every instance the person returned it or bought and read it and expressed how great they thought it was, how eye opening and interesting. No one had ever taken scientific topics and presented it in a way that was easy to understand and engaging and most importantly, interesting. [/soapbox]
But yeah...that's pretty bad and a bit depressing to read.