Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Teach It!

A Biology teacher in Oregon was fired for referencing the Bible in his class. Not for teaching creationism but for "referencing" the Bible. The school board fired him for "for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of evolution". Here is some of what he said in the article at
"Helphinstine, 27, said in a phone interview with The Bulletin newspaper of Bend that he included the supplemental material to teach students about bias in sources, and his only agenda was to teach critical thinking.
"Critical thinking is vital to scientific inquiry," said Helphinstine, who has a master's degree in science from Oregon State. "My whole purpose was to give accurate information and to get them thinking."
Helphinstine said he did not teach the idea that God created the world. "I never taught creationism," he said. "I know what it is, and I went out of my way not to teach it.""
One parent complained that his daughter had been confused by the supplemental material. Oh NO!!! His child was confused by her schoolwork!! I have never seen that happen before...
Millions of American Christians with children in the Public School system are forced to hear the secular humanists worldview and creation mythology, one teacher happens to add the other side to his teaching and he gets fired. Of course, makes perfect sense.

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