A few days ago, I posted about how Creationist Eric Hovind had managed to obtain access to a public high school, where he gave a presentation promoting Creationism (even though he explicitly avoided saying that word or any religious term association with it) to a debate class. He claimed it was all about teaching “critical thinking” when, in reality, Creationism is all about accepting nonsense and avoiding evidence to the contrary.
FFRF Sends Letter to Georgia School District Following Eric Hovind’s Recent Creationism Presentation
Ken Ham’s Publisher Offers $3,000 College Scholarship to Person Who Best Explains the Purpose of the Bill Nye Debate
Q: Why did Ken Ham debate Bill Nye last year?
A: Free publicity for the Creation Museum. Obviously.
I don’t think Ham’s publishers are going to give me a $3,000 college scholarship for that response, though. They’re looking for a much more substantial defense of a debate that never should have happened in the first place:
Maine High School Adopts New Pledge of Allegiance Policy After Student Leaders Remind Everyone It’s Optional
For more than a month now, there’s been controversy at South Portland High School in Maine over how they announce the Pledge of Allegiance. Three student body leaders, while reading the morning announcements, were reminding their classmates that they didn’t have to participate by asking students to recite the Pledge “if you’d like to”:
At the time, the principal put a stop to it because, he said, it was going against protocol, but the students (with the principal’s support) went to the school board to request a revision to the policy.
Michigan High School Questioned After Christian Evangelist Speaks to Students and Invites Them to Church Event
On March 2, motivational speaker Bob Lenz gave a presentation at Iron Mountain High School in Michigan… which might have been okay until he used the opportunity to promote an event he was hosting at a local church later that evening. This is the flyer he gave to students:
How many religious references do we need to see from public school officials before we can all admit they’ve overstepped their bounds?
Exhibit 1: Principal Albert Hardison‘s message on the website for Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School in Louisiana, part of the Caddo Parish Public Schools: