Less than two weeks ago we wrote Creationist School Board Candidates Near Chicago, about creationist school board candidates for the Fremont School District 79 board. We thought that was an isolated outbreak, but we were mistaken.
Today’s news comes from the same paper that told us of the earlier situation. It’s the Daily Herald , a suburban Chicago newspaper with the third-largest circulation in Illinois. There we read All four Dist. 95 candidates back teaching creationism in science classes. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
All four candidates for the Lake Zurich Unit District 95 school board believe creationism should be taught alongside evolution in science classes. One, Chris Wallace, went so far as to say creationism is fact and evolution is just a theory.
Egad! Here’s a link to the school board’s web page: Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95. There’s also a Wikipedia article on it: Community Unit School District 95. They say it’s located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. They don’t describe the place, but we imagine that school district must lie entirely within the confines of an insane asylum, or perhaps it’s a commune of hopelessly inbred retardates.
As we said before, that state’s all messed up anyway, so it probably doesn’t matter if they go officially creationist. Creationism is the least of Illinois’ problems. Let’s read on in the Daily Herald :
Three of the candidates — Jim Burke, Doug Goldberg and Tony Pietro — are incumbents seeking additional four-year terms on the board. Wallace is a political newcomer.
Good lord! Three of the flamers are already on the board. Those students have no chance. We continue:
[T]he Carol Stream-based Illinois Family Institute, support creationism’s introduction in school as a way to present both sides of an argument.
Ah yes — another creationist advocacy group with the word “Family” in its name. Here’s one more excerpt from this news article:
Pietro [one of the incumbents seeking re-election] believes creationism should be taught in science class to give students “as much information as possible” about the origins of life. “I think we can say this is a theory,” he said Thursday. “None of us were here when man was created.”
When the court rulings on the issue were mentioned, Pietro didn’t waver. “When we teach (it), we need to say this is a theory,” he said.
There’s not much to be said about this situation. It speaks for itself. Click over to the Daily Herald and read the whole article. But be warned: There’s no good news to be found in it.
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