Sunday, January 14, 2007

when truth is inconvenient... ban it.

Two parents from the Washington state town of Federal Way (between Seattle and Tacoma), have imposed their small minded views on an entire school by blocking the showing of Al Gore's global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth to the district's school children.

It is people like them who have taken the United States back to the dark ages.

Frosty Hardison:
Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher. 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.

Gayla Hardison:
From what I've seen (of the movie) and what my husband has expressed to me, if (the movie) is going to take the approach of 'bad America, bad America,' I don't think it should be shown at all. If you're going to come in and just say America is creating the rotten ruin of the world, I don't think the video should be shown.

How is it that one misguided couple can dictate a school's science education program?

The school district's solution is also cowardly:
School Board members adopted a three-point policy that says teachers who want to show the movie must ensure that a 'credible, legitimate opposing view will be presented,' that they must get the OK of the principal and the superintendent, and that any teachers who have shown the film must now present an 'opposing view."

Inconvenient Truth co-producer Laurie David responded:
I am shocked that a school district would come to this decision. There is no opposing view to science, which is fact, and the facts are clear that global warming is here, now.

See - Seattle Post-Intelligencer of 11 January 2007

*Don't forget to check out Shamus for The Ongoing Barks of a Well Read Dog (who is continuing Cammie's legacy)

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Today was another warm day. Not much to report. I finally had my weekend afternoon on the couch together with my human.

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