This is what happens when you elect a Tea Party member into office. New bills are being offered in Indiana as well. In this article, the politician proposing this bill says that scientists "are just guessing". How do these people get elected? Seriously??!!
I wonder, if someone did a bit of poking, whether or not they'd find some adherent to the dominionist movement or the New Apostolic Reformation behind that bill. I don't think those guys are letting up on their "seven mountains" strategy one bit, and I think it's time they were called on their BS.
Loren, please explain. I'm unfamiliar with the "seven mountains" strategy.
The "seven mountains" are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. The dominionist movement seeks to dominate each of these fields of life in the name of their christian god, in theory, preparing the way for the return of their putative savior.
If you want to learn more, may I recommend Rachel Tabachnick's excellent website, Talk To Action. She was recently interviewed by Terry Gross of NPR's "Fresh Air" - a chilling interview if ever I heard one.
What you said, Mike ... IN SPADES!!!
listening to that interview you linked....scary!
"I honestly don't see how anything he says can be taken seriously..."
but someone must be taking him seriously, he's an elected official. and some of these people are influencial enough to be running for the highest public office in the country.
Get involved! Get active! Get to the REASON RALLY!
"The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part of the school curriculum"
this is nothing short of DISGUSTING! if parents want to be involved in setting curriculum, they should either home school or start their own PRIVATE school. and let's be honest, this is a way to get around teaching evolution. i highly doubt parents object to the way math or language are taught to their children. it's all about evolution. they are a creative lot, i'll give them that.
I know secularist friends who believe they have good and sufficient reason for home schooling, but I'm ALWAYS suspicious of it and of private education run by religious institutions. It is little short of brain washing in more cases than not.
The only bright spot in all of this is the inability of christians to agree on ANYTHING! Can you think of any christian movement that hasn't split at least once. . .and many times in most cases.
here is the email address for one of the sponsors of this bill, Rep Gary Hopper:
let's all drop him a line and say hello. i'm sure he'll be happy to hear from us.
you've got to see this!! my email and his response (in reverse order):
Ignorance is bliss and I am going for the Gold!!
From: matt greenberg [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 2:36 PM
To: Hopper, Gary
Subject: poor New Hampshire
Dear State Representative Hopper,
I am a Pennsylvania resident, so it takes some doing to press me into contacting another state’s representative, considering I don’t even do this with my own stat’s reps. This email is in reply to your impending legislation regarding the teaching of evolution in public schools. So much has been said on this issue, much of which I am sure that you are aware of, that I won’t get into it too deeply. I would like to reiterate that your proposed bill is an affront to the educational system you so sincerely seem to care about. One can only imagine it is being done out of sheer ignorance. This ignorance, likely as the result of religious beliefs, you hope to pass on to future generations of New Hampshire students, but to what purpose? Keep them uniformed for as long as you can, but when they escape your public institutions of learning, they will enter private colleges and universities where they will discover how sheltered you have kept them. What embarrassment they will feel as the wool is ripped from their proverbial eyes. How sad that children would be misled to believe evolution is not true, despite all accounts to the contrary. They will find out, but it may be too late to make a difference. Why bother then? Why not let scientists teach science? I can only hope that you see the light, for your own resident’s sake. Either way, your bill will be shot down, and quite easily. You should spare yourself the embarrassment, and just give up now.