Two High School Students Investigate How a Pro-Creationism Cartoon Ended Up in a Biology Teacher’s Lesson

Here’s an illustration that literally comes out of Creationist Ken Ham‘s playbook:

It shows how accepting evolution — or “reject[ing] God’s Word,” as Ham puts it — leads to homosexuality, abortion, racism, divorce, pornography, and euthanasia. (I’m pretty sure Ham is the guy atop the Creation Castle, grinning while shooting the wrong way because he has no idea what the hell is going on.)

Anyway, I bring this up because a version of that slide appeared in a PowerPoint presentation during Anquinette Jones‘ freshman biology class at Grady High School in Atlanta:



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We’ve posted this in the past. If you’ve already responded, there’s no need to do it again. Thanks!

Every now and then, the writers on this site will be working on a post about, say, the difference between the geology of the Grand Canyon versus city streets… and we realize it would be great if we could talk to atheists who actually study that subject! Maybe we want to quote you in the post. Or (more likely) we just need to ask you a question about geology in general.



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Vatican Tells Australian Commission That It Won’t Provide All Documents in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations

Here’s the right way for the Vatican to handle accusations of sexual abuse against Australian priests: They’re accused of doing WHAT?! We’ll give local authorities anything they need to assist with their case. We don’t condone child sexual abuse in any way, and if the accused priests really are guilty, then the children and their families affected by this deserve no less than our full cooperation.

And here’s what the Vatican actually did:

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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q3 2014 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors:



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Judge Rejects Claim That Anti-Christian Comedy Clips Played at Gay Bar Created a Hostile Work Environment

If you ever visit Boystown, a part of Chicago where a lot of LGBT people live, you’ll undoubted pass by a bar called Sidetrack. It’s a video bar that features events like Show Tunes nights and 60s/70s music nights.

They also have a Comedy Video night where they play clips that would be entertaining for a predominantly gay male crowd. Like the pre-South Park film The Spirit of Christmas which features Jesus fighting Santa Claus:



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