Anti-Evolution GOP Candidate for SC Superintendent of Education Wants Intelligent Design Taught in Schools

There are plenty of candidates vying to become the Republican nominee for state superintendent of education in South Carolina — and if Tuesday’s debate was any indication, many of them don’t give a damn about science.

Candidate Sheri Few (below), in particular, supports a proposed state standard that would have students “construct scientific arguments that seem to support and scientific arguments that seem to discredit Darwinian natural selection.”

You can see her spouting her anti-evolution nonsense at 41:35 in the video below:

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The Left Behind Trailer is So Bad, It’s Not Even Trying to Pander to a Christian Audience

It’s not often you see such a big-budget trailer for a movie that’ll probably debut inside a Walmart clearance rack.

But just for your viewing pleasure, here’s Nicolas Cage in Left Behind:



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Watch This Documentary About Christopher Hitchens

Kristoffer Hellesmark put together this 80-minute documentary about Christopher Hitchens lovingly titled The Hitch. It features clips from his speeches and interviews:



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Why Professor Douglas Laycock Deserves Respect, Even When We Disagree with Him

Douglas Laycock was the lawyer who went to the Supreme Court and argued on behalf of Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens in Town of Greece v. Galloway. He was trying to stop sectarian prayers at government meetings. Good for him!

Laycock is also a lawyer who filed an amicus brief defending religious business owners in the Hobby Lobby case that the Supreme Court will soon decide. Boooooooo.

So whose side is this guy on?!



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After Atheist Student Blows the Whistle, Elmira Superintendent Reminds Staff That No One Has to Stand During Pledge

Well, that was fast.

Earlier this week, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Elmira City School District in New York after an atheist student was threatened with punishment for not standing up during the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Superintendent Hillary Austin, to her credit, took action the moment she heard about the problem, sending a short statement to the media and emailing all district staffers to remind them of the law:

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