The march of the creationists into our kids' schools must be getting bad when even other Christians are complaining about it to the Government.
Their concerns were provoked by a campaign inaccurately called 'Truth In Science', which last week launched a website dedicated to challenging Darwinism and promoting 'intelligent design' and creationism. TiS has sent a free resource kits to schools, no doubt hoping that teachers who are either (a) evangelical Christians or (b) desperate for teaching resources, will push their propaganda for them.
My kids go to school to get an education - to develop as human beings and learn about the world. They are not fodder for fringe religious fundamentalists to spread their ludicrous, superstitious ideas. Let's hope Johnson responds positively to the letter from Ekklesia and the BHA, but given this government's track record of inviting Bible-bashers to run schools, I wouldn't bank on it.
'Truth In Science' is encouraging parents to lobby schools to teach its anti-scientific views. This blog urges parents, students and trade unionists to shut the door in their face and insist on secular, scientific education.
Today's Times reports this development alongside an outrageous story of a 13-year-old asthmatic boy refused a free place on a school bus because he is not a Christian.