And I thought that I had heard all the absurdity it was possible to hear in one day.
[T]he Academic Freedom bill, as it’s known, says teachers can’t be discriminated against for teaching ideas contrary to the theory of evolution.
I’m sorry, but if a child of Christian parents came home from an astronomy class one day rambling about how Pisces are more connected with “the 6th sense” than Capricorns, the Christian parents (who probably don’t think too highly of that pagan stuff) would be calling out for blood.
I don’t religiously dislike astrologers (I despise them for the right reasons), but I would want that teacher fired too.
I’m sorry, but we live in America, and though the public school system sucks, it is a public school system. It’s funded and run by the government (no real mystery as to why it sucks anymore, eh) and the government has something that it has to follow called a constitution.
Now, in this constitution, there is something called the “separation between church and state” which means that the government can’t teach religion in schools. Public school teachers are perfectly entitled to believe whatever they want about evolution, but they can’t teach religion because… that’s their job.
Gosh darn it, if a teacher taught the kids about chakras, the same fundies trying to get this passed would be outraged. They want to allow the teaching of creationism. I do believe that that is what we call a… double standard.