Chair of Texas Board of Education Wants Science Textbooks to Teach ‘Another Side’ to Evolution

Barbara Cargill, the chair of the State Board of Education in Texas, recently spoke in front of the state’s Senate Committee on Education to complain about CSCOPE, an online curriculum management system.

Her main gripe?

It only teaches one side of the evolution “debate”: [Read more...]

Congressman Who Said Evolution and the Big Bang Were ‘Lies Straight from the Pit of Hell’ to Run for Senate

Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) is making a big announcement today:

Georgia GOP Rep. Paul Broun is expected to announce his candidacy for Senate Wednesday in the race to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Broun has an awful reputation with those of us in the reality-based community. [Read more...]

A Proposed Religious Freedom Bill Would Exempt Religious Students from Work Conflicting with Their Beliefs

The Virginia Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections recently voted 8-6 to endorse Senate Joint Resolution No. 287 (SJ 287) — which would amend the state’s constitution to allow for prayer at graduation and let students get out of doing an assignment if it violates their faith: [Read more...]

South Carolina School District Insists on Keeping Student-Led Invocations at Board Meetings

There doesn’t have to be a lawsuit over this. Money that should be spent on the children can still be spent on the children.

Instead of thinking about them, though, the board members are selfishly putting up a fight about something that has nothing to do with education just so they can show everyone they’re True ChristiansTM. [Read more...]

President Obama: ‘Nobody Should be Barred’ from the Boy Scouts… but Atheists Still Will Be

In an interview airing at halftime of the Super Bowl, President Obama tells Scott Pelley that he thinks gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America:

In general, he says the Scouts are a great group and there’s no reason to deny gay scouts (or troop leaders) access to the opportunities the BSA provides:

It’s the last line that gets me:

The Scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and… exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives, and I think that nobody should be barred from that.

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