Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Who Gave Tonight’s State of the Union Rebuttal, Attended a Fundamentalist Christian College

If you saw the official Republican response to President Obama‘s State of the Union speech tonight, then you heard the pleasant-sounding Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) talk about her vision of America, her son with Down Syndrome, and her uplifting personal story. I thought the speech was pretty well done — heavy on emotion, light on substance, free of gaffes. It was kind of like what Republicans expected, but never got, out of Sarah Palin.

But the most interesting thing you may not know about Rodgers is that she attended Pensacola Christian College.

Why is that a big deal?

PCC may be the most fundamentalist Christian schools in the country, rivaling places like Patrick Henry College and Liberty University.

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The Scariest Map You’ll See All Day: The Schools Where Taxpayer Money Funds the Teaching of Creationism

Last week, Zack Kopplin made us aware of how the largest charter school network in Texas promotes Creationism.

Now, Slate‘s Chris Kirk shows us a map where taxpayer money can legally be used to espouse Creationism, whether through charter schools or public schools:

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When Did Craters Appear on the Moon? Creationists Now Have an Answer: Day 4 of Creation Week

You may think that all those craters on the moon and other planets that were caused by meteoroid impacts and volcanoes were created hundreds of millions of years ago.

But Creationists are having none of that. Don’t worry, though: they’ve come up with an alternative theory: They all came into being on Day 4 of Creation!

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Ken Ham: My Debate Against Bill Nye is Proof of ‘Significant Dissent in the Scientific Community’ Over Evolution

In an interview with Patheos’ Jonathan Ryan, Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham explains what we’ve known all along: This debate against Bill Nye is just a way to push the false notion that there’s actually a scientific debate taking place over Creationism:

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Glenn Beck Attacks Bill Nye for Being Like Galileo’s Persecutors

This is almost beautiful in its absolute absurdity.

Glenn Beck, apparently from his underground bunker, used his web show to attack supporters of Common Core educational standards, specifically Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and, yes, even Bill Nye, who he compares to “the people” who persecuted Galileo. I can’t seem to remember who those bad people were, though.


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