I hate mass-posting things, but I'm VERY concerned about this. It's a pressing issue for the children and educators of Tennessee.
House Bill 368 passed on April 7, now watch out for Senate Bill 0893. This bill is disguised as promoting critical thinking and scrutinizing scientific evidence, but in actuality is a classic creationist "Teach the Controversy" bill. Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this.
The bill, or at least I believe it to be the current version:
A committee meeting that makes abundantly clear the intent of this bill:http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=SB...
(At the bottom of the page, there
is a dark blue bar that says "search results for SB0893." Under it
there's a link called simply "SB0893." Click it and a window will pop
up with a streaming video of the meeting. It will automatically skip
to the correct part of the video. It takes a second to get rolling,
but once people start expressing their views there's a lot of good old
creationist/"intelligent design" rhetoric.)
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
AHH! Since the evolutionary process is loathesome to xtians I wonder how they would feel if the medical professionals told them, "Since you believe in god and not in the scientific process I don't see why you need this medication. You must not be right with god. Go home and pray some more."
A dirty little secret is that many of these folks beileve nature should take it's course and birth control should be banned. When they get sick why aren't they letting 'nature take it's course.'
My son once flew into a fury when he saw a poster that listed ways to refute the 'story' of evolution.