Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Maladroit Metaphor of the Month
Reason magazine has a report on the events at the American Civil Liberties Union annual membership conference in Washington D.C. One of the events was a celebration of the ACLU's victory in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, the Intelligent Design case. In addition to winning the court case, the entire school board that had approved the teaching of intelligent design was voted out at the election held just days after the completion of the testimony in the case.
Bryan Rehm, one of the plaintiffs in the case and himself a Bible school teacher, was elected to the school board at that time. Rehm related several ugly moments that arose during the campaign, including:
[O]ne voter told him that if the pro-intelligent design school board lost, "the fags are going to come out of the bushes."There are so many ways to get in trouble with that straight line, I think I'll just leave it to your own imagination.