Republican-created bill to bypass Church and State laws in Alabama foiled! I am extremely surprised to see this not passing
in Alabama, of all places.
“When the last day of the regular legislative session of the Alabama legislature ended on May 16, 2012, a bill that would have established a credit-for-creationism scheme died.”
...Rep. Blaine Galliher (R-Rainbow City) sponsored a measure that would allow public schools to establish “released-time” programs for high school students. House Bill 133 was intended to give students class credit for courses in creationism taken off-campus.
“at the request of one of his constituents, Joseph Kennedy, a member of Southside Baptist Church near Gadsden. Kennedy said he would like to see a non-profit group teach creationism to public school students if Galliher’s bill becomes law.”
Galliher told WAFF-TV, “Creation has just as much right to be taught in the school system as evolution does, and I think this is simply providing the vehicle to do that.”
A 2011 study ranked Alabama as “far below average” in preparing students for careers in science and engineering. Legislators should be focused on ways to improve academic performance, not schemes to introduce religious indoctrination
Finally, these politicians are being told "enough is enough" when it comes to the "God back in everything" campaigns. Having the 10 Commandment posted throughout schools will not stop people from robbing and killing, good teachers will.
I had a "God fearing, Republican" female teacher in 6th grade. During our science course we were discussing black holes and their origins. The only statement she would make on the subject was "That's where God lives." My emphatic rebuttals ended in a call to my parents, followed by a parent-teacher meeting, followed by said teacher's contract not being renewed and her moving to a private, Christian school.
Score one for the Bad Guy...