Monday, November 14, 2005

Threatening potential disaster victims: It's the lord's work

Yay. The school board in Dover PA has been wiped clean of those trying to push "creationism in a cheap tuxedo," aka "intelligent design" into the science classes of their public schools. The new board, all of whom are Christians by the way, decided instead that alternatives to evolution can be discussed in elective courses, possibly Philosophy or World Religions.

Sounds like a reasonable response, yeah? Personally, I got no problem with it.

But Pat Robertson does:
"I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover. If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city. And don’t wonder why He hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for His help because he might not be there."

What a jack ass.

Unlike Dover, PA, the citizens of Kansas have decided to wear their cheap tuxedo with pride, recently enshrining "intelligent design" in their state public school curriculum. Not to be outdone, other states, including such bastions of rational thought as Alabama and (my home state!) Indiana, and also Michigan are currently considering leaping on the short bus to stupidville as well.

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