A high school biology teacher in Goshen, Indiana (just across the Michigan border) has apparently been showing videos from Kent Hovind to his classes. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has written a letter to the school demanding that it be stopped.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, attorney Patrick C. Elliott of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent Concord Community Schools Superintendent Wayne Stubbs a four-page letter addressing claims made to them by “a concerned parent.”
According to the letter, the parent said that Ryan Culp, a Concord High School biology teacher, showed his class parts of a video series by Kent Hovind called “Lies in the Textbooks” over a series of several classes…
In the letter to Stubbs, the attorney writes that when the parent spoke with Culp about the videos, Culp said he is legally allowed to bring creationism into the classroom as long as it isn’t more than “like, half of what the information is,” and that he is not permitted to teach either creationism or evolution as truth.
Ryan Culp is as ignorant of the law as he obviously is about evolution. The school’s response is meaningless:
On Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, Stubbs wrote in an email that the district is constantly reviewing curriculum directions.
“We will continue to do this as we do in all content areas in all grade levels throughout our district,” Stubbs wrote.
I would suggest you do a hell of a lot more than that. Not only should this teacher be prevented from bringing the Hovind videos into the classroom, he should not be allowed to teach the subject at all. He’s teaching his students that the textbook the school assigns them is full of lies, for crying out loud. He is violating both the constitution and his contract as a teacher.