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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable!
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.

--ck

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?