The story that started this was satire. It caught me and others off-guard and now I'm red faced. My apologies to the fake characters in this story whom were disparaged. #$#&%@#$%!
Normally when I think of kids playing on steel pipe shaped into unique structures, I think, “Damn spoiled kids! I only got a rectangular set of monkey bars to fall off of!” All kids should be subject to the same boredom and perils as me because it obviously builds character. Well, the kids in Alameda County are doomed to having less character than me.
In and around Alameda there have been DNA sculptures added. The structures make for good play time for kids. Some parents are not enjoying the time that her child gets to play on the structure. John Copeland had this to say about his daughter and the sculpture, “She shouldn’t be talking to me about this. Now I’m forced to explain genetics to her, and why the Bible doesn’t say anything about it.” Jenny Garrotte, Claremont Park PTA president, said she found it distasteful and verging on obscene.
Far be it from my nature to reject out of hand clear and present stupidity (verging on sarcasm here). but calling something obscene because the Bible doesn’t contain a reference to it is a bit of a stretch. As a member of society I’m concerned that you are explaining anything to a being with an impressionable mind. Can you imagine raising a child where you were offended every time you had to explain something not found in the Bible? The next thing you know he might see a globe instead of a map and want to know if the earth is round. This isn’t a stretch Shari Shepherd wasn’t sure what she’d teach her child. Vid Link. No Ice Ages, Dinosaurs, Donkey’s are only faking that they can’t talk.
We need to repudiate this group publicly. The PTA needs to state without equivocation that this type of thinking is dangerous and remove them from any position that wields influence over other people’s children. I find it repugnant when a group seeks to prevent others from seeking education. If a family chooses to dumb down their family, there isn’t much that I can do about that. Try to dumb down other people’s children and you are stealing their future. That’s something we can do something about. I find it amazing to see how afraid of knowledge many fundies are.
As an aside, the link to the original story is down. You can find it reposted in this blog.