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An Inconvenient Truth is Too Inconvenient for Federal Way, Washington



Kansas might be returning to the 21st century but there are still plenty of kooks around, even in blue states such as Washington. In Federal Way, Washington there have been protests raised over the showing of An Inconvenient Truth in the schools:

“Condoms don’t belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He’s not a schoolteacher,” said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. “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.”

Oh, the questions this raises. How exactly is Al Gore like a condom? With seven children, Hardison hardly appears to be an expert on condoms or any other form of birth control. Why would it matter that Al Gore is not a “school teacher” if he’s an expert on the topic, and doesn’t being a college professor count? Most of those who take the bible literally believe the earth is around 6000 years old. Where does this 14,000 number come from?

We know there will be kooks everywhere. The real absurdity is that the school board took this complaint seriously. It looks like school board President Ed Barney would have been more at home in pre-2006 Kansas:

Asked whether an alternative explanation for evolution should be presented by teachers, Barney said it would be appropriate to tell students that other beliefs exist. “It’s only a theory,” he said.

~BTW Al is publishing a book in May called "The Assualt on Reason" that I expect will deal with exactly this type of nonsense.

Current Mood: Oy...
dogemperor [userpic]
Purity Balls in Glamour magazine

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]exotic_princess)

I don't think I saw this link posted here. I wouldn't have known about it, except seeing another msg board get to talking about it last week. If this is a repeat, my apologies.

Purity Ball article in Glamour Mag

"When I point out to Christy Parcha’s father, Mike, that experience with relationships, bumps and all, can help young women mature emotionally and become ready for sex and marriage, he warily concedes that’s true. “But there can be damage, too,” he says. “I guess we’d rather err on the side of avoiding these things. The girl can learn after marriage.”"

I thought the article was very well balanced, showing that these girls and fathers were not bad people, just misguided LOL Worth the read.

dogemperor [userpic]
Looking for a book

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]mocuirdhgalla)

My mother in law is looking for a book on the Assemblies of God.  Can anyone recommend one?  We would prefer one that is not written from their point of view but possibly from the point of view of someone who has left the church.   We are having some rather messy dealings with the church.


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since the request for A.G. walk-away writing was so successful...

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wonderleafy)

Does anyone happen to know of any young adult novels, or non-fiction geared toward young adults (less preferably), that outline how someone walks away from Christianity?

That would be very useful right now, thanks...

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McCain and Dobson: Update

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

McCain Hopes to Mend Fences with Dobson

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As if I didn't already have enough reasons to not vote for McCain, he's given me another one.

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