Supporters and opponents of the Next Generation Science Standards sparred during hearings in Kentuc..., as critics took issue with the standards’ teaching of evolution and climate change.
The new standards were developed with input from officials in 26 states –- including Kentucky –- and are part of an effort to make science curricula more uniform across the country. While supporters feel the standards will help beat back scientific ignorance, some religious groups take issue because the standards treat evolution as fact and talk about the human role in ....
The horror! The horror! That we should teach a fact as a fact is horrendous, egregious, and makes baby Jesus cry.
I still have difficulty grasping that in 2013, we still debate these issues....and I keep asking that question, here, to myself, to others, and even to my dog. I decided to read on...and this prompted the reason for this post.
Matt Singleton, a Baptist minister, is one of the opponents who spoke to the board about why the standards should not be adopted, according to The Courier-Journal. “Outsiders are telling public school families that we must follow the rich man’s elitist religion of evolution, that we no longer have what the Kentucky Constitution says is the right to worship almighty God,” Singleton said.(emphasis mine)
Interesting that 'Pastor' Singleton thinks that evolution is 1) a religion and 2) a "rich man's" religion. I'm curious as to what he thinks of the rich man's elitist GOP...the party of god afterall...and their constand disregard of the teachings of this Jesus fellow? The contrast is staggering, and yet most of the evangelicals and super-conservatives that I know just can't see it.
Note: This is my fist cross post from Chop Shop to Think Atheist. I'll be crossposting select religion and atheism related posts in the futur as well.