Not Dead Yet….

‘Nuff said.  Moving on…

Here’s an eye-opening video on the history and science education provided by some Christian schools, including many that receive  tax payer funding through voucher programs.  Anyone wondering what the big deal is about vouchers needs to take a few minutes and watch this clip.

Over at Alternet, Bruce Wilson , the video’s creator, goes into much more detail:

This 2012-2013 school year, thanks to a bill pushed through by governor Bobby Jindal, thousands of students in Louisiana will receive state voucher money, transferred from public school funding, to attend private religious schools, some of which teach from a Christian curriculum that suggests the Loch Ness Monster disproves evolution and states that the alleged creature, which has never been demonstrated to even exist, has been tracked by submarine and is probably a plesiosaur. The curriculum also claims that a Japanese fishing boat caught a dinosaur.

Well, lots of people believe in Nessie.  At least they aren’t teaching that the KKK was a force for good, that Noah’s son Ham’s cursed descendents populated Africa, and that the Great Depression was communist propaganda.

Oh, wait…

The part about Bill Clinton’s election signifying the United States falling under the influence of socialism just about caused my head to smack off my keyboard.  This is straight up propaganda, and not even realistic propaganda, being taught as history to high school students.

Here’s a few other nuggets not covered by the video:

– Science Proves Homosexuality is a Learned Behavior

– The Second Law of Thermodynamics Disproves Evolution

– No Transitional Fossils Exist

– Humans and Dinosaurs Co-Existed

– Evolution Has Been Disproved

– A Japanese Whaling Boat Found a Dinosaur

– Solar Fusion is a Myth

I’ll close this post with the words of a “survivor” of this type of education, who later went on to become a synthetic biologist and worked on the Human Genome Project:

Everything about ACE is inimical to responsible education. It serves no purpose except to brainwash children and give parents the feeling that their children are being placed on the way to godliness. It is a travesty of schooling. Any teacher with any dignity or integrity would not put children anywhere near ACE.

Watch the video.  Laugh at the lunacy.  Then shudder when you realize kids are being taught this shit in states that adopt voucher programs.



Thanks to Ed Brayton over at Dispatches from the Culture War for pointing out this video.


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