Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sarah Palin and Creationism

Another smear circulating about Sarah Palin is that she wants Creationism to be taught in school. What she actually said was that it didn't have to be part of the curriculum but that there shouldn't be a prohibition against discussing it if it comes up in class.

In an interview Thursday, Palin said she meant only to say that discussion of alternative views should be allowed to arise in Alaska classrooms:

"I don't think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn't have to be part of the curriculum."

She added that, if elected, she would not push the state Board of Education to add such creation-based alternatives to the state's required curriculum.

Gee, how horrible. A politician that thinks that school kids' religious beliefs should be treated with respect instead of their teacher telling them to just shut up.

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