Friday, January 12, 2007

Senseless in Seattle

...or at least in Federal Way, which is a few miles away physically, but light years away intellectually, it seems, from wonderful, liberal Seattle.

The school board in the town of Federal Way has decided that Al Gore's film about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth", can't be shown to students unless an opposing view is also presented (meaning "creationism", a sound science if I ever saw one). The decision was made after one of the bible-whomping parents complained that the film didn't show the biblical version of the story of climate change(?).

The complainant believes in creationism, opposes sex education and thinks the world is 14,000 years old, and said that omitting the biblical version of the story gave "a very cockeyed view of what the truth is". He conceded that although the bible says the earth will eventually burn up in the end times, he wasn't convinced that the movie portrayed this properly. And furthermore:

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven...

Frosty, you've got one thing right; the condoms don't belong in school, they belong on your weinie. Try it sometime, give your poor wife a break and stop diluting the gene pool.