[asa] Shocking revelations from Texas

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Aug 10 2007 - 15:13:53 EDT


<quote>"This recording makes clear the very real danger that Texas
schoolchildren may soon be learning more about the religious beliefs
of politicians than about sound science in their biology classes," TFN
President Kathy Miller said today. "Even worse, it appears that Don
McLeroy believes anyone who disagrees with him can't be a true


At one point during the lecture, McLeroy clearly tied "intelligent
design" a religious-based concept billed by supporters as an
alternative to the scientific theory of evolution to Biblical

"Why is 'intelligent design' the big tent? Because we're all lined up
against the fact that naturalism, that nature is all there is. Whether
you're a progressive creationist, recent creationist, young earth, old
earth, it's all in the tent of 'intelligent design.'" (6:10 mark on

McLeroy recounted the controversy over teaching evolution during the
State Board of Education's adoption of new biology textbooks in 2003.
McLeroy was one of only four members on the 15-member panel who voted
to reject the textbooks. Those four members argued that the textbooks
failed to discuss what they called the "weaknesses" of evolutionary
theory. They were backed by the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based
organization that opposes evolution and promotes "intelligent design"
as an alternative. McLeroy said:

"It was only the four really conservative, orthodox Christians on the
board [who] were willing to stand up to the textbooks and say they
don't present the weaknesses of evolution. Amazing." (8:15 mark on

Surely there must be some/many Christians who would be outraged by
these statements, although perhaps not surprised.

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