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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Right for the Wrong Reason

A religious fundamentalist taking on an environmental fundamentalist is great blog fodder. I don't know who to root for.
A major school district in Washington State has temporarily banned Al Gore's environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth for being "bias."

The Federal Way School District (20 miles south of Seattle), serves over 22,000 students and is the 7th largest school district (out of nearly 300) in the state. So, you can imagine the shock, horror, and outrage when they put a "moratorium" or temporary ban on Al Gore's critically acclaimed An Inconvenient Truth for containing "bias." How can something based on scientific evidence be labeled "bias?"

All of this because of a single complaint from one man:

"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."
Hmmmm....I don't know where to begin. Maybe with the fact that Frosty (he he) Hardison and Al Gore both believe that everything in the world will eventually burn up. And that they both believe it will burn up for the same reason - man's wicked ways. Or the fact that I prefer Frosty to Al because Frosty believes I'm going to die a fiery death because I pay prostitutes to let me put leaches on them, where as Al says I'm going to die a fiery death because I drive too much. I mean if you're going to die a fiery death, it should at least be for something better than being stuck in traffic.

Via Progressive Majority.