Creationists on an Ohio School Board

We can’t keep up with all the craziness that goes on in all the school districts in the US. There are thousands of them, and their board members are usually selected in low-publicity, low-turnout elections, with the result that an unimaginable array of civic-minded morons and maniacal crusaders are running the nation’s public schools.

Today we have news of one such district. In the Dayton Daily News of Dayton, Ohio we read A push for creationism gains in Springboro. It’s in that newspaper because Springboro is a suburb of Dayton. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Two Springboro school board members are one vote short of having the support on the five-member board to push for “creationism” in classrooms there, which would likely ignite a wider debate on teaching religion in public schools and maybe set up a court fight.

How wonderful — there are idiots in Springboro. Let’s read on:

Kelly Kohls, who was elected in Springboro on a platform of fiscal responsibility two years ago, requested last week the district’s curriculum director look into ways of providing “supplemental” instruction dealing with creationism. Fellow member, Scott Anderson, who was elected with Kohls when the district was struggling financially, supports his colleague’s idea.

Fiscally conservative and intellectually brain-dead. That’s a great combination. We continue:

“Creationism is a significant part of the history of this country,” Kohls said. “It is an absolutely valid theory and to omit it means we are omitting part of the history of this country.”

The children of Springboro are fortunate to have someone as learned as Kohls on the school board. Here’s more:

Kohls is the head of the Warren County Tea Party. Although she said her desire to teach creationism is not directly related to the emerging political movement, it’s not inconsistent with Tea Party ideals.

“My input on creationism has everything with me being a parent and not a member of the Tea Party,” she said. “We are motivated people who want to change the course of this country. Eliminating God from our public lives I think is a mistake and is why we have gone in the direction of spending beyond our means.

We haven’t seen that argument before. It’s nice to know that godly people never go bankrupt. Moving along:

Anderson [the other creationist on the board] said he is not necessarily trumpeting the teaching of creationism, but “if it came up, I would support it. I’m a Christian. I believe God created us. I’d like to see God back in school.

Sure — go for it!

There’s lots more in the article about Ohio politics and the Tea Party in that state. Don’t imagine, dear reader, that creationism is limited to places Texas and Louisiana. The madness is everywhere!

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4 responses to “Creationists on an Ohio School Board

  1. Big talk, going nowhere. Wiser heads will prevail after considering the final tab in Dover, especially if they’re fiscally conservative heads. Class action lawsuits have a way of curbing braggadocio. In America, law books trump the Bible – and amen to that.

  2. Big talk, going nowhere.

    I wish. It will go somewhere unless more sane, rational people step up and deal with it.

  3. Myers said she believes in creationism, rather than evolution because evolution is “based on a theory that can’t even been proven.”

    If that is an accurate account of her grammar, that school district is in real trouble.

  4. Gary says: “that school district is in real trouble.”

    Lots of school districts have idiots on the board. I suspect this creationism business won’t go anywhere, however. Usually all it takes to stop the thing is a meeting with the board’s attorney. He’ll explain the situation to them.