This is the best news out of Louisiana since 2008 when that state became the only one in the US to pass an anti-science, anti-evolution, pro-creationism “Academic Freedom” law modeled after the Academic Freedom Act promoted by the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists).
That infamous piece of legislation is the Louisiana Science Education Act (the “LSEA”). We call it the “Every Child an Idiot” law. The legislature passed it almost unanimously. The bill was promoted by the Louisiana Family Forum, run by Rev. Gene Mills, and it was signed by the state’s ambition-crazed governor, Bobby Jindal, the Exorcist.
Just posted at Zack’s website is this news item: Legislation Filed to Repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law. Zack says, with bold font was added by us:
On Friday, April 15th, Senator Karen Carter Peterson introduced SB 70, which would repeal the misnamed and misguided Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), Louisiana’s creationism law. Enacted in 2008, the LSEA is stealth legislation that allows the unconstitutional and unscientific teaching of creationism into public school science classrooms.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana: Section 1. R.S. 17:285.1 is hereby repealed.
In everyday language, that would repeal the LSEA — if Peterson’s bill becomes law, that is.
This is Senator Peterson’s page at the Louisiana legislature’s website. There’s more about this at Zack’s website, so click over there and take a look.
And Barbara Forrest has just posted an informative press release at her blog: Louisiana Coalition for Science supports SB. It concludes with this:
Concerned citizens must call Senate Education Committee members and their respective House and Senate representatives and ask them to vote in favor of SB 70.
It’s going to be fun watching the backlash.
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