Lawrence Krauss: Teaching Children Creationism Is Child Abuse

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Taking a stand for kids, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss argues teaching children creationism is a form of child abuse.Krauss, appearing on the “The Weekly,” an Australian satirical TV news show, stressed the importance of teaching children critical thinking skills.After that, host Charlie Pickering brought up the fact that Krauss had previously stated that teaching children creationism is a form of child abuse. Krauss doubled down on his claim, noting: But it’s true. I mean, there … [Read more...]

Christian Homeschooler Will Chair Texas State Board of Education

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a Christian homeschooler to chair the State Board of Education.Last week Abbott announced the appointment of Texas State Board of Education member Donna Bahorich, a conservative Republican from Houston, as the new board chair.Bahorich, a Christian extremist who has never sent her own children to a public school, is a controversial appointment that has many critics concerned for the future of public education in Texas.A graduate of the … [Read more...]

Christian Homeschoolers Promote Child Marriage

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In the dark and sometimes dangerous world of Christian homeschoolers, children are treated as property, often with tragic consequence.A recent Facebook discussion illuminates some of the dangers the daughters of Christian homeschoolers face, dangers like arranged marriages, often at a very young age.In a post to his Facebook page, Michael Farris, Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, issued a statement expressing concern about “a very serious problem” that he sees “su … [Read more...]

Scott Walker’s Attack On Higher Ed Driven By Christian Extremism

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is waging a holy war against higher education, and that war is being driven by the anti-intellectualism of conservative Christian extremists.Walker, a college dropout and the son of a Baptist minister, is doing everything in his power to destroy one of America’s premier public universities, the University of Wisconsin.Forbes reports on Walker’s attack on the University of Wisconsin: First, back in January he proposed an enormous $300 million cut to the Uni … [Read more...]

Idaho GOP Wants Bibles In Public School Science Classrooms

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Republicans in Idaho pass a resolution that would allow Bibles to be used as textbooks in all subjects, including biology, astronomy, geology, and other science classes.Last week the Idaho GOP Central Committee approved a resolution calling for the use of the Bible in public schools in Idaho.The approved resolution (Resolution 2015-P20), was submitted by Marge Arnzen, Idaho County Chairman, and reads, in part, as follows: A proposal to bring the Bible into Idaho public … [Read more...]

Victim of Christian Education Claims U.S. ‘Founded on Gospel of Jesus Christ’

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Illustrating the intellectual dangers of a Christian education, a brainwashed young woman delivers a shrill and historically inaccurate vision of America, claiming the U.S. was ”founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”In a vulgar and demoralizing display of naive Christian imperialism, young Karis Peters delivered a spoken word poem at the 2015 ACE International Convention in Las Cruces, New Mexico.Peters, hailed by some Christian extremists as a “21st Century Esther” recited a revised ver … [Read more...]

Bus Driver Saves Students From Armed Terrorists Doing ‘God’s Will’

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A quick thinking school bus driver prevents armed terrorists from doing “God’s will” and attacking students and teachers at an elementary school in Macon County, NC.Earlier this week Adam Conley, 38, and Kathryn Jeter, 29, both heavily armed, were arrested on the South Macon Elementary School grounds. When asked why they were at the school with loaded guns the suspects said it was "God’s will."When asked what they would do if children and teachers had shown up, they said that "if it would … [Read more...]

Scalia Commencement Speech Supports Young Earth Creationism

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gives comfort to creationists while speaking at his granddaughter’s commencement ceremony.Giving the commencement address at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda where his granddaughter Megan graduated, Scalia opined: Class of 2015, you should not leave Stone Ridge High School thinking that you face challenges that are at all, in any important sense, unprecedented. Humanity has been around for at least some 5,000 years or so, and I doubt t … [Read more...]