Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Getting a Better View
The Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian Bosma (with, perhaps, a little back stage arm twisting by Gov. Mitch Daniels), has proved that there is at least one realist elected to the state legislature. He killed the crazy bill that permitted the teaching of "creation science" in public schools, which then ... ahem ... mutated into an even more bizarre proposal requiring that, if "various theories of the origin of life" are taught, "[t]he curriculum for the course must include theories from multiple religions, which may include, but is not limited to, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Scientology."
Of course, we already knew that there was at least one Indiana legislator who hadn't a clue about the Constitution he had sworn (probably on a Bible) to protect and defend ... Republican (what else?) Senator Dennis Kruse who first proposed the legislation. Worse, for the people of Indiana, Kruse just can't get the hang of this "lying for Jesus" thing:
[Kruse] says he’s disappointed it didn’t even get a hearing in the House. He says schools should get back to teaching a subject he says was accepted belief for most of human history."True truth" or not, Kruse has, yet again, made clear that he wants public schools to use taxpayer money to teach sectarian religion. Even the Discoveryless Institute has leaned that lesson.
“I think God created the world and created man and woman. And I think that is the true truth and we have twisted things,” Kruse says.
Kruse says he plans to bring the concept back in future sessions, but he plans to use different language that he hopes will be acceptable to more legislators.The more important question is whether the courts will see through any bafflegab he concocts to hide what his real intent is ... something he is making more and more likely every time he opens his mouth.
Lenny Flank's rule still holds. :)