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There is one branch of pseudoscience that has worried scientists and educators far more than any other. Those who believe in ancient astronauts, or pyramid power, or space alien abductions, or quack healing arts, or ESP, or Bigfoot, or the like, are usually content to sit at home and dream their dreams. But there are believers in pseudosciences as crazy as ancient astronauts or homeopathy who are appearing before state textbook committees, state school boards and state legislatures, with one clear goal in mind— to remove general science education from public schools and even worse say the folks at Fundamentalist Follies.
As for me I sometimes wonder if the sane among us understand how deeply entrenched the extreme religious right is in America. This is more than a passing fad, it is a movement, an organized one that has support, both financial and political, from any number of sources, not to mention the United States Government.
The Jesus Bangers collect billions from the faithful, and with it they buy up land and pay off the politicians. The land, of course, as well as the income, is tax exempt, thus freeing up even more money with which to influence the laws of the land.
If you for one minute think that this money is being spent on the poor and the downtrodden you would be naive. There are hundreds of organizations, all over the country, with substantial incomes from Sunday services, that are dedicated to unraveling and rewriting the rules. One of those organizations is the Creation Studies Institute, funded by wealthy extremists who want to change the law of the land in favor of their often loony ideologies.
The truth of it is creationists are very adept at putting on blinders, and ignoring inconvenient disciplines like science that disprove their whacked out belief that the earth is only 6,000 years old.
Now if a bunch of fundamentalist Bible Bangers want to reject out of hand the theory of evolution and live their lives in an alternate reality, that’s their right. But this anti-science movement is dangerously becoming mainstreamed by right-wing Republicans.
The Creation Studies Institute is warning members that, like the Nazis, gay-rights activists are using public schools to indoctrinate students. While many Religious Right groups have alleged that safe-school and anti-bullying programs lead to “homosexual indoctrination,” the Creationist Studies Institute claims that the “gay agenda” has taken over schools because schools have “fully embraced Darwinian Evolution.”
“Indeed, the rampant teaching of evolution in our schools that is effectively undermining belief in God and absolute moral standards is not only creating an atmosphere of ‘tolerance’ for homosexuality, but for just about anything,” writes Tom DeRosa, the organization’s founder and executive director, who adds: “Of course, in a purely evolutionary world, homosexuals would naturally be bred out of existence.” DeRosa goes on to compare homosexuality with polygamy and pedophilia, and asks members to purchase Focus on the Family’s Secure Daughters, Confident Sons booklet.
Once again I have to say “I’m glad to be an Atheist.”
Read this from DeRosa, as reported by Right Wing Watch:
Those who hold godless ideologies have long understood that the best way to transform societies and change the way people traditionally think is by indoctrinating children from the earliest stages of education. In the last century, this methodology was effectively employed by those who held the atheistic ideologies of Nazism in Germany and Communism in countries such as the Soviet Union, where the state assumed total control of the educational system—even to the extent of turning children against parents. Of course, both of these worldviews fully embraced Darwinian evolution as a way to justify their actions and nullify the beliefs of their largely Christian populations. While U.S. federal government does not have that kind of authority in our school system (not yet, anyway), is it any wonder that those who lack a biblical worldview in our country, including those with a gay agenda, have seized upon our primary schools as the main vehicle of transforming our nation more to their liking?
In America, the adoption of evolution in our schools has paved the way for the introduction of the gay agenda. Those pushing it understand that nothing will more thoroughly and quickly undermine the traditional biblical foundations of our country than the normalization of homosexuality among our nation’s school children, regardless of their parents’ beliefs. Currently, under the banner of “tolerance” or “equal rights,” states like Massachusetts, New York, California, Wisconsin and Minnesota are actively implementing a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) curriculum in their public schools. But those behind the effort to legitimize LGBT lifestyles won’t be content until this kind of curricula is taught in all of our nation’s schools. So what is being taught, you might ask, that should concern those of us in the creationist community?
From the patriarchal days of Sodom and Gomorrah to the Law of Moses to the New Testament, God’s Word consistently declares that homosexuality is sin and warns of the condemnation it brings to the individuals who practice it and to societies that promote it. Indeed, the rampant teaching of evolution in our schools that is effectively undermining belief in God and absolute moral standards is not only creating an atmosphere of “tolerance” for homosexuality, but for just about anything. As the truism goes, “Without God, everything is permissible.” So, in reality, there’s nothing to prevent the same rationale being used today to justify homosexuality and homosexual marriage from being used tomorrow to sanction polygamy or pedophilia or… As one very honest evolutionist wrote a while back (a piece that quickly disappeared from public view), if evolution is true, then rape is a very valid and/or efficient way for a man to spread his genes. After all, why not? It’s the survival of the fittest. Of course, in a purely evolutionary world, homosexuals would naturally be bred out of existence, as well. But you won’t hear that from pro-evolution advocates.
In the words of our friends at ChattahBox News: “Now that my friends is some crazy shit.”