A federal judge is considering arguments that evolution warning labels on biology textbooks in Cobb County, Georgia, violate the separation of church and state. The labels read:
This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.
As a child, through eighth grade, I learned creationism as fact, in history, science and Bible — yes, Bible — classes. I attended a private Christian school that now participates in Jeb Bush’s Florida voucher program. (In other words, state dollars pay for kids to go there.)
Here’s the start of the school’s mission statement:
The basic questions of life are effectively answered from the Scriptures, which are taught at King’s Christian School. Students are taught to appreciate who they are, where they came from, why they are here, and where they are going.
Consequently, it is our purpose to lead each child to a saving knowledge of Christ, to encourage spiritual progress, and to relate the beautiful truths of Scripture. We pray that our students will be prepared to reach full stature in life by being equipped with spiritual armor.
For me, public school was the antidote to all this. Doesn’t look like it’s much of an antidote in Cobb County, Georgia.
And here I thought it’d be at least next week before my creationism textbook predictions came true.
* No, really.