An Inconvenient Truth is Too Inconvenient for Federal Way, Washington

Kansas might be returning to the 21st century but there are still plenty of kooks around, even in blue states such as Washington. In Federal Way, Washington there have been protests raised over the showing of An Inconvenient Truth in the schools:

“Condoms don’t belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He’s not a schoolteacher,” said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. “The information that’s being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. … The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn’t in the DVD.”

Oh, the questions this raises. How exactly is Al Gore like a condom? With seven children, Hardison hardly appears to be an expert on condoms or any other form of birth control. Why would it matter that Al Gore is not a “school teacher” if he’s an expert on the topic, and doesn’t being a college professor count? Most of those who take the bible literally believe the earth is around 6000 years old. Where does this 14,000 number come from?

We know there will be kooks everywhere. The real absurdity is that the school board took this complaint seriously. It looks like school board President Ed Barney would have been more at home in pre-2006 Kansas:

Asked whether an alternative explanation for evolution should be presented by teachers, Barney said it would be appropriate to tell students that other beliefs exist. “It’s only a theory,” he said.

Update: Federal Way Advised to Teach the Science

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    janet says:

    Thank you for this post. This is so outrageous. I am just waiting for the follow up on this. I noticed from the Seattle PI website, this was the most e-mailed and read story today even with Bush’s folly on the front page.

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    Mark Robert Gates says:

    People waiting for the earth to end, have to realize, according to their understanding of, Revelation, they will all, be ratured away before there is an anti-Christ, and before the Whore of Babylon rules the world, again, so as for them to avoid, any actual, pain of tribulation.

    So, always tell them, “Never fear, as long as your all still with us, there will be no anti-Christ, no Whore of Babylon ruling the world, and no melting earth.”

    And, kids in high school, should still use a condom or some form of birth control, a,s brestfeeding in class is a right for mothers, that I fear, is still, years away from congressional approval.

    Copyright 2007, God’s, Christ’s and our’ Holy Spirit’s as attributed by Mark Robert Gates

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