Zack Kopplin Talks About His Fight Against Creationism in Louisiana Schools

The Houston Oasis is putting a lot of awesome videos online and one of them features student activist Zack Kopplin speaking about his fight against anti-science legislation in Louisiana. (This is an older video but still worth checking out!)

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Creationist Criticizes Atheists for Assuming Something is Wrong ‘No Matter What Evidence is Before Them’

I know the Creation Museum’s Ken Ham is an easy punching bag for reality-based websites, but this is just pure gold.

Look at how he criticizes atheists for offering an opinion on an upcoming 3-D movie about the Book of Genesis before they’ve seen it:

As we have come to expect from most atheists, they are already against a message before they even see and hear it! That’s because they have decided that no matter what evidence is before them and no matter what someone argues, if it has its basis in the Bible, it’s wrong regardless!

They’re ignoring the evidence no matter what it says!… says the man who doesn’t give a single damn about the mountains of data supporting evolution.

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Community Theater Cancels Production of ‘Inherit the Wind’ After Local Creationists Complain

The New Ulm Actors Community Theater in Minnesota was planning to stage a production of “Inherit the Wind” next week, but the classic play about the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial has been postponed indefinitely:

The reason? Local Creationists were offended:

NUACT originally slated the play as its fall production with [Martin Luther College] student Zach Stowe as director. The play deals with a fictionalized version of the evolution/creationism debate in the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.” The play is also a metaphor for criticizing the suppression of free expression under the McCarthyism of the 1950s.

The play was not slated to be performed at MLC, but a final audition was scheduled on campus on Friday, Aug. 30. NUACT previously used MLC for auditions, rehearsals and performances.

After seeing the poster for the audition, several MLC professors raised objections about the play’s subject to the administration.

“We felt it was not compatible with what [the school] teaches the Bible says about the universe and the world,”? said [MLC’s VP of Student Life Jeffrey] Schone. “This is a ministerial school. People employing our students need confidence about their views.”

I love that final line. As if what potential employers seek from these students is not a weakly-held truth but a confidently-held lie. Students won’t be employable if we keep challenging their firmly-held and completely-discredited views! So stop making them think! (Though I guess the statement makes sense, given what pastors say from the pulpit on a regular basis…)

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Amazing Science

I think we found a hymn for the atheist churches:

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