Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hometown Embarrassment

A school in Federal Way, a city less than 5 miles from me, has decided not to show Al Gores "Inconvenient Truth" movie thanks to this bastion of sharp logic:
"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."
I guess, I'm just speechless.


Anonymous said...

Clearly a case of squeaky wheel syndrome. As a former educator, I can vouch for their influence.

In a society as litigious as ours, one can expect this nonsense.

Truth be told, it'll get much worse before it gets any better.


Aaron said...

It's just sad that the principle et al caved in to the whinings of one fundamentalist.

upinVermont said...

You mean: principal.

The "principal et al" caved in (and probably not on principle), although the principle might have been, ironically, progressive (being tolerant of intolerance) though I doubt the principal was progressive or principled.

Have I made myself clear?