Memo: Stop teaching evolution

– The second most powerful member of the Texas House, Warren Chisum, is pushing an anti-enviromental agenda and making wild claims that teaching evolution is equivalent to indoctrinating students in an ancient Jewish sect’s beliefs. And he refers to a web site, www.fixedearth.com , which, in addition to being anti-evolutionary, believes that the Earth doesn’t move, but that everything goes around it. Jeez, and to think I used to be worried about Kansas.

– I put this one under Politics – The Wrong Way and The Perfect Storm. I put it under the latter category because it is just such immense ignorance as this in our political leaders which delays us from acting in our own best interests. Truly, as long as we elect people like this to represent us, what do we expect?

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By ROBERT T. GARRETT / The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN – The second most powerful member of the Texas House has circulated a Georgia lawmaker’s call for a broad assault on teaching of evolution.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, used House operations Tuesday to deliver a memo from Georgia state Rep. Ben Bridges.

The memo assails what it calls “the evolution monopoly in the schools.”

Mr. Bridges’ memo claims that teaching evolution amounts to indoctrinating students in an ancient Jewish sect’s beliefs.

Indisputable evidence long hidden but now available to everyone  demonstrates conclusively that so-called ‘secular evolution science’ is the Big Bang, 15-billion-year, alternate ‘creation scenario’ of the Pharisee Religion,” writes Mr. Bridges, a Republican from Cleveland, Ga. He has argued against teaching of evolution in Georgia schools for several years.

He then refers to a Web site, www.fixedearth.com, that contains a model bill for state Legislatures to pass to attack instruction on evolution as an unconstitutional establishment of religion.

Mr. Bridges also supplies a link to a document that describes scientists Carl Sagan and Albert Einstein as “Kabbalists” and laments “Hollywood’s unrelenting role in flooding the movie theaters with explicit or implicit endorsement of evolutionism.”

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One Response to “Memo: Stop teaching evolution”

  1. awt says:

    The name Chisum is familiar to me — its the name of my great grandmother (actually, Chism). Family lore has it that the name started out as Chisholme. But whenever a member of the family was hanged as a horse thief, the rest of the family distanced themselves by deleting a letter from the name. Stealing horses, stealing the truth, what’s the difference?