We’re seeing multiple tantrums from self-styled religious folks these days, and it isn’t likely to abate in the coming new year.
Huffington Post recently reported on a lawsuit brought against the Kansas State Board of Education.
An anti-evolution group is suing the Kansas State Board of Education for instituting a science curriculum that teaches evolution.
The nonprofit Citizens for Objective Public Education filed a lawsuit Thursday to block the board, education commissioner and Department of Education from teaching science classes consistent with new educational benchmarks developed by 26 states to align school systems across the U.S. These Next Generation Science Standards, which Kansas adopted in June, have seen fierce opposition from critics opposed to the teaching of climate change and evolution.
Citizens for Objective Public Education argues in its lawsuit that the standards promote atheism and therefore violate the separation of church and state.
I wish the theocrats would make up their minds! Texas textbook reviewers insist that there isn’t any separation of church and state. Marco Rubio agrees with them (which tells you that denying separation is a litmus test for the GOP base). Something called the Jeremiah Project says the theory of Church-State separation is a nefarious plot by those who deny that America is a “Christian Nation.”
Apparently, interpretation of the First Amendment is a matter of convenience, to be changed when a different understanding is required in order to reach one’s desired outcome.
I must have missed that part of scripture where it teaches us that “the ends justify the means.”
Welcome to 2015.