Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend 1 (5 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   2 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

And The Taxpayer Pays: Adam and Eve, Dinosaurs, Benevolent Simon Legrees and Nessie Peacefully Coexist In Jindal's Schoo

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Rev. Dan Vojir       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 8/15/12

Author 22149
Become a Fan
  (38 fans)
- Advertisement -

It Really Happened!!
(Image by Dan Vojir)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

Pam's House Blend:

"You can thank Republican Veep prospect, Governor Bobby "the exorcist" Jindal for this development. Millions of tax dollars under his voucher program will go to "save" the low-wealth and middle class kids from Louisiana's horrible public schools to private schools run by fundies teaching from textbooks rife with bible-based bullsh*ttery." (Mother Jones)

- Advertisement -

The things Louisiana's children will be learning in these Bible-based schools are enough to make serious educators apoplectic: from the "evil" concept of advanced algebra to the ridiculous portrayal of the KKK as a champion of respectability, no subject is untouched by the imprimatur of the Christian Right and its worldview.

The most glaring problem with Jindal's voucher system is that it helps fortify at least 19 schools with Creationism promoted as "science". One enterprising college student, Zach Kopplin, has started several petitions to stop the vouchers and has named 20 schools that have 1365 voucher slots worth as much as $12 million (in taxpayer $). Kopplin's petition also states how Jindal has resisted every effort to overturn the Louisiana Science Education Act which allows Creationism to be taught as "science" despite the   objections of 78 Nobel Laureate scientists

- Advertisement -

The textbooks used in these schools are also suspect: A Beka Book Publications and Bob Jones University Press are notorious for historical revisionism and abject hatred of science. 

Here are just a few of the things the kids in Bobby Jondal's favored schools will be learning:

1.  Adam and Eve definitely romped with Pebbles and Bam Bam.   

"Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side within the past few thousand years."--Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007

"...within the past few thousand years", so the Pharoahs and ancient Greeks probably rode them.

2. Just another version of God's tough love.

- Advertisement -

"God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ." -   America: Land That I Love, Teacher ed., A Beka Book, 1994.

3. Simon Legree was a horrible slander

"The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well." - United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It


Rev. Dan Vojir is has been writing/blogging on religion and politics for the better part of ten years. A former radio talk show host (Strictly Books " Talk America Radio Network) and book publisher, Dan has connected with some of the most (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The End Of An Era? Praise The Lord! Televangelist Paul Crouch Dies And Leaves Behind A Life Of Decadence Beyond Belief.

"Some Girls Rape Easy": Hypocrisy, Sex and The Republican War Against Women.

Joining "Bishop" Eddie Long, Prosperity Preacher Creflo Dollar Gets Support From His Fans...ala Mommy Dearest

Forget EBOLA: The Greatest Threat To Africa's Medical Missionaries Is Ann Coulter!

The Vatican's Fake Occupy Implodes: Documents Evoke A History Of Money Laundering, Sexual Terrorism, And Even ... Murder

Holy Misogyny! Dating Advice From Megachurch Minister: "Dress Modestly And Save Yourself ... For Me!"