Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fairytales meet Reality


Savannah, GA. Fundamentalist Christian soldiers within education just don't get it. Their bible may be the unerring word of god for themselves and their ilk, but for ordinary civilians, it is just one of many Good Books. This week that fact was never truer than when U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles rejected claims of religious discrimination, siding with the University of California's decision to deny certain high school credits from certain Christian schools whose textbooks reject the theory of evolution and declare the bible infallible.

Thanks be to Odin, Zeus, and Vishnu for some common sense.

Attorney Jennifer Monk of Advocates for Faith and Freedom huffed:
"It appears the UC is attempting to secularize private religious schools."
Actually, it appears the good lawyer and AFF expect their high school graduates to enter real-world secular college biology courses believing mankind walked amongst the dinosaurs. What next? Flat-Earthers demanding credit for UC geography classes? Fundamentalist xtian geology students claiming--with a straight face--the Grand Canyon was the result of Noah's Flood?

Called on their bullshit, Charles Robinson, the university's vice president for legal affairs, said the ruling:
"Confirms that UC may apply the same admissions standards to all students and to all high schools without regard to their religious affiliations. What the plaintiffs seek, is a religious exemption from regular admissions standards."
According to Judge Otero's ruling, one of the rejected texts, Biology for Christian Schools, states on the first page:
"if [scientific] conclusions contradict the Word of God, the conclusions are wrong."
Welcome to the fundamentals of Science, Fundamentalists.

No comments: