Monday, January 15, 2007

Global Warming is just Armagedden getting closer.

How is it that one parent with no grasp on reality is allowed to direct and control what all the other children are taught? [LINK]
After a parent who supports the teaching of creationism and opposes sex education complained about the film, the Federal Way School Board on Tuesday placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the film. The movie consists largely of a computer presentation by former Vice President Al Gore recounting scientists' findings. Al Gore's documentary about global warming may not be shown unless the teacher also presents an "opposing view."

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."
At least the School Board President is against banning it or presenting an opposing view, but his view is not unanimous on the Board.

This is similar to another case last year where (of all books) Fahrenheit 451 was restricted based on one religious parent.

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niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Why religious weirdos always trying to keep science and reality out of the classroom.

We don't go to church and try to ban their creation myth or their bible?

Nava said...

Not sure what's the surprise here...
Very often the minority dictates what is to be done, while the majority simply surrender to it, because it's easier to avoid confrontation.
As far as I recall, the majority of the USA did not elect Bush, right?
I rest my case.

Someone should really look up the definition of Democracy, as it was meant to be.

Undeniable Liberal said...

Un. Fucking. Beleivable.