Did I ever tell you the one about the evolution opponents who claimed that religion had nothing whatsoever to do with their stance? You probably think you have heard this one before, but you will still get a chuckle out of it, I guarantee.
Let me take you back in time to Feb. 19, 2008. Twenty people gave short speeches to the Florida Board of Education. Half were in support of the new draft of state science standards that the board was considering. This draft included the subject of evolution as a prominent “big idea” all students must know. The other half opposed the standards because of how evolution was presented. They claimed it was dogmatic. The standards’ supporters made a big deal out of how the other side’s motivation was religion. The opposition protested that religion had nothing to do with it.
John Stemberger, from the Florida Family Policy Council, stood before the Board and said, “I have to say to start with that I find it actually fascinating if not highly amusing that every single one of our opponents here today, without question, has interjected faith, God, religion, creationism; and we have said nothing about that. What you have heard is a straw man from our opponents today, that’s exactly what you’ve heard.” That’s a direct quote right from the video archive of the meeting.
Take a look at this page on the Florida Family Policy Council website. Scroll on down to the “In depth Research and Articles” section. Hmmmmm … what’s this?
By Robert Bowie Johnson Jr.
The National Academy of Sciences’ sinister scheme to teach our children they’re decended (sic) from reptiles