East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2004/11/30

Stop this train!

Filed under: News — Erwin @ 9:59 pm

This article bugs me. A lot. Some quotes:

“There’s a constant impetus by conservative evangelical Christians to bring religion back into the public schools,” said Witold Walczak, legal director of the Pennsylvania branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. “The end goal is to get rid of evolution. They view it as a threat to their religion.”

Ok, so far nothing new. I can understand their desire, although I disagree with it, but it looks like they’re starting to cheat the rules (regarding separation of church and state):

Emboldened by their contribution to President Bush’s re-election, conservative religious activists are using intelligent design as a new strategy of attacking evolution without mentioning God, Scott said.

It looks like more bits are making it into the classroom:

In Texas, the nation’s second-biggest school textbook market, the State Board of Education approved health textbooks that defined abstinence as the only form of contraception and changed the description of marriage between “two people” to “a lifelong union between a husband and a wife.”

And then you end up with highschool students who make intelligent comments like:

“Evolution — is that the Darwin theory?” Cashman shook her head. “I don’t know just what he was thinking!”

If anyone reading this blog was unaware of my points of view, I suspect I cleared up a few things today. 😉

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