Next stop on the creationsim train- South Carolina:
Some might think South Carolina – a staunch Republican state nestled in the Bible Belt – would be an easy sell when it comes to passing a law requiring public schools to teach alternatives to evolution.
State Sen. Mike Fair has found little success so far but is again sponsoring legislation that he says would simply expand theories taught on origin.
A bill filed June 1 – one day before the Legislature adjourned for the year – calls for the State Board of Education to implement science standards that teach “the full range of scientific views” for controversial topics, including evolution.
“If they’re talking about natural selection, it is a fact,” says Fair, R-Greenville. “If they’re talking about a molecule becoming a man over a kazillion years, the probabilities are so, so, so remote, that it is, in fact, scientifically impossible. Scientists have said that, not ministers.”
Despite South Carolina’s deep religious leanings, lawmakers have been slow to try to open debate on evolution in schools…
It’s surprising, Fair said, that questioning aspects of evolution, namely origin, would be so difficult in South Carolina.
“I have no explanation for it, except that people are fearful,” he said. “People are afraid. Some people who are Bible believers are fearful of the subject. Believers and nonbelievers alike are afraid. That’s not setting a good example for students. We should not be afraid of the truth.”
Hang on, Senator Fair! Help is on the way!
ChristianExodus.org is moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles. This includes the return to South Carolina of all “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States.” It is evident that the U.S. Constitution has been abandoned under our current federal system, and the efforts of Christian activism to restore our Godly republic have proven futile over the past three decades. The time has come for Christian Constitutionalists to protect our American principles in a State like South Carolina by interposing the State’s sovereign authority retained under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
We’re gonna party like it’s 1839!