You know all about the infamous Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), Louisiana’s creationism law. You also know about Zack Kopplin’s Campaign to Repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law, and that a repeal bill is now pending in the legislature in the form of state Senator Karen Carter Peterson’s SB70.
We didn’t post about it specifically, but you’re probably aware that the City of New Orleans has passed a unanimous resolution supporting Peterson’s bill to repeal the LSEA. That was reported by National Center for Science Education here: Continuing support for Louisiana repeal effort.
One of our most clandestine operatives has just provided us with this link to a video of the New Orleans City Council meeting at which the resolution to support repeal was made and passed.
The video is devilishly difficult to diddle with, but if you can manage to zoom to 2:58 you’ll find what we’re talking about. If you can’t do that, don’t even think of watching to the whole meeting, because the work the city council does is so boring you’ll probably think of suicide after only a few minutes. But if you can zoom to the right place it’s well worth the effort. The part of interest to us is only about 5 minutes long.
After about 2 minutes (at around 3 :00 if you can find it) Zack is praised, and then you can watch Councilmember Feilkow say that the current law is the sort of thing that “makes the state of Louisiana look pretty backward in my opinion.” It’s “legislation passed on the back roads.” He adds that “it makes us look backwater and retarded.” He didn’t stop there. He also said the LSEA is “a horrible piece of legislation.”
Then the Council voted on the resolution to repeal the LSEA, and the vote was unanimous.
Hey, this isn’t breaking news, but it’s very nice. So click over there and take a look.
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