Emails Document Teaching of Creationism in Louisiana Public School Science Classes

Zack Kopplin continues his series of articles documenting the problem of Creationism creeping into Louisiana schools with his latest piece in Slate.

This time, he got copies of emails proving that the Book of Genesis literally made its way into a high school science class.

Like this one from Airline High School science teacher Shawna Creamer to Principal Jason Rowland:

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Rick Santorum, Criticizing Pope Francis, Seriously Said We’re “Better Off Leaving Science to the Scientists”

Rick Santorum has a message for Pope Francis: Pipe down about climate change and get back to theology and morality. It’s an interesting position for a committed Catholic to take, not least of all since Pope Francis’ take on climate change is that addressing it is a moral imperative.

But it’s not just that the former Senator seems to think he knows better than the Pope about how to be pope that makes this story interesting. It’s that he, a politician who has no problem denying the scientific consensus on climate change, states that Pope Francis, who accepts what scientists have to say on the matter, should leave science to the scientists. (Hello, lack of self-awareness!)

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New Documents Reveal Even More Sad Details About the Josh Duggar Child Molestation Scandal

In Touch magazine, which first broke the Josh Duggar child molestation scandal, has obtained even more damning documents that make everything worse.

Here’s what we now know:

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U.S. House Introduces Resolution Calling for the Global Repeal of Blasphemy Laws

It’s bipartisan and sorely needed.

Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) have introduced H. Res. 290, calling for the global elimination of blasphemy laws:

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Despite Ample Evidence of ACLU Defending Christians, Creationist Ken Ham Still Preaches Persecution Myth

A Native American high school senior made headlines recently because he wanted to wear an eagle feather, a symbol of his faith, during his graduation ceremony. The Clovis Unified School District in California said no. The student sued. And he won, which was the right call. This was hardly a disruptive religious symbol and it was student-initiated.

The ACLU defended that student, Christian Titman, and that shouldn’t surprise anybody. The group defends religious people whose civil rights have been violated just like they defend atheists. Any objective observer knows this.

Creationist Ken Ham isn’t sure what to make of that information, though. Ham constantly spouts the “religious freedom” argument and rails against groups like the ACLU… but they’re defending religion here… and that messes with his persecution narrative… what should he do?!

Simple! Trash the ACLU because they would never support Christians this way:

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