Friday, April 13, 2007

"Democrats" To Allow Creationism In Kentucky

An extremely disturbing twist in the Kentucky Democratic primary for Governor occurred in a debate last night when two candidates, millionaire businessman Bruce Lunsford (who previously supported Ernie Fletcher and George W. Bush) and Speaker of the House Jody Richards said they would not stop local schools from teaching creationism.

Asked whether public schools should be required to teach creationism, Louisville businessman Bruce Lunsford said he would leave the decision to local schools.

"I'm very concerned that we keep making our schools places to set social standards," he said.

House Speaker Jody Richards took a similar stance, saying the legislature should not mandate local curricula.

Be sure to thank progressive State Treasurer Jonathan Miller and former Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear for taking a stand and opposing creationism taught in public schools.

1 Comments:

At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Mary Ellen said...

Wow...I'm a Christian and I still think creationism shouldn't be taught in public schools. What part of separation of church and state don't they get....or doesn't this apply?

I think letting the school districts handle this is wrong and any public school that puts this in their curriculum should lose Federal funding, IMO. I don't think the government should keep those of faith from practicing said faith, but I also feel they shouldn't cram this stuff down the throats of those who don't practice a particular religion, or any religion for that matter. Let the private schools teach this stuff...leave the public schools alone!

 

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