Kid Who Sued Corbett: A Political Star?

YOU remember James Corbett, the California teacher whose classroom remarks that creationism is “superstitious nonsense” were ruled to have violated the Constitution’s establishment clause. Now the creationist kid who sued him and tried to get him fired is in the news.

In the Orange County Register we read ‘Fight back,’ implores student who sued teacher. The article is sub-titled: “Chad Farnan, 17, urges youth to stand up for Christian and conservative rights.” Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:

Mission Viejo high school senior Chad Farnan, who successfully sued his former history teacher two years ago for disparaging Christians in class, implored Christians and conservatives to band together to fight for their rights at a GOP campaign fundraiser Friday night.

“Now is the time to fight back, so our rights as Christians and conservatives can be taken back,” said Farnan, 17, a senior at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo.

This is creepy stuff. Very creepy. Let’s read on:

Farnan, a Republican, delivered the short speech in front of an audience of about 200 people at the Irvine Marriott hotel during a campaign fundraiser for Shawn Black, a Republican candidate for the 70th Assembly District in Orange County.

Shawn Black doesn’t even know how to spell his own name, so we’re not surprised that he’s raising money with an event like this. We continue:

Farnan said he has given about 10 such speeches since U.S. District Court Judge James Selna’s high-profile May 1 ruling against James Corbett, his former Advanced Placement European history teacher.

M’god! Rather than being shunned as the intellectual equivalent of a leper, this kid is a political celebrity — in a certain segment of society. Here’s more:

Farnan also is scheduled to speak Saturday night at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, during a fundraising gala for Advocates for Faith & Freedom, the Murrieta-based Christian legal group that represented Farnan during his two-year legal battle.

Sounds like a great event. Plan to be there! Here’s one more excerpt:

“It’s important for Republicans like us to support organizations like Advocates for Faith & Freedom,” Farnan said at the end of his speech Friday. “If we all stand together, we can change the world one step at a time.”

Yeah, kid. You can change the world. You can also … well, never mind.

Hey, if you want to see a picture of this rising political star, click over to the Orange County Register and take a look. Remember it, because if you ever see that kid, you’ll know you’re in the wrong place.

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7 responses to “Kid Who Sued Corbett: A Political Star?

  1. Normally I’d say “let’s ask the kid his opinion on the age of life and common descent” (oops, I just did) but what struck me is his hair. 40 years ago my hair was about that long and less messy, and I was called a “hippie”. Adding this story to the “Jesus was a Founding Father” one, if you ask me, “fundamentalist far right” is the new left.

  2. Those blessed with particularly strong intestinal fortitude might look at this precocious little lamb’s own website, though it’s largely just a fund-raising portal for ‘Advocates For Faith & Freedom.”

    Others might find this little snot rather sickening….

  3. Oh, brother! The teacher shot his mouth off about everything but european history to a captive audience. He disparaged students to other students and he disparaged a local university because it is a christian school but in reality has some excellent programs. The list of off topic subjects he just had to share to feed his own ego, goes on and on. Glad to see that someone finally told him to put a cork in it.

  4. Just watch. If this kid goes through college he might just come out a different political beast…

  5. LRA mused

    If this kid goes through college…

    Presumably, only some sort of ‘Bible’ College will be suitable for this candidate?

    I recommend the South Kansas Normal Institute of His Second Coming in Glory

  6. Great Claw says: “I recommend the South Kansas Normal Institute of His Second Coming in Glory.”

    That’s a great link!

  7. Things are changing in California’s 70th Assembly District: