Brunswick County, North Carolina: Again!

Three years ago we wrote about a brief but intense oubreak of creationism in the Brunswick County School Board (see Creationist School Board in North Carolina is Slapped Down). As you will see, there is no cure for creationism; it only goes dormant for a while.

In the Star-News of Wilmington, North Carolina we read Brunswick schools’ creationism debate resurfaces. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

[We’d like to give you some excerpts from the news story, but that paper is being acquired by Stephens Media, and they’re suing bloggers who excerpt their content without permission. So you’ll have to click over there to read it for yourself.]

Commissioner Sue thought that if they use a Christian legal outfit, then everything should work out. Hey, that sounds fool-proof! We found some information online about Bill Sue. He’s a smart man! What happened to his brilliant plan? Let’s read on:

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Here’s some school board reaction:

“I think everybody on the school board would like to teach creationism,” [school board Chairwoman Shirley] Babson said in an interview. “We think that our nation has gotten so politically correct that there is no freedom of religion in America. They want freedom from religion.”

Everyone on the Board wants to teach creationism, but they’re not allowed to do it. This is an outrage! How did Commissioner Sue react? Here it comes:

“The older I get, the more I realize that we’re just here for a short period of time when it comes to eternity,” Sue said. “It just concerns me that this nation and a lot of its leaders are bringing us away from God.”

We haven’t heard the end of this. The good folks of Brunswick County aren’t going to give up. Bless ’em all!

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11 responses to “Brunswick County, North Carolina: Again!

  1. But the meanest thing that he ever did
    Was before he left, he went and named me “Sue.”

  2. “We think that our nation has gotten so politically correct that there is no freedom of religion in America. They want freedom from religion.”

    It’s likely that Sue believes that his religion is the ONLY religion. The separation clause in The Constitution was meant to protect ALL religions from each other in addition to protecting those of us who don’t believe in a FSM.

  3. Hey, you take the State’s time, you have teach what the State TELLS you to teach.

    You don’t like it, send your kids to Christian school; you’re free to do so, but don’t take money out of my wallet. Bad enough I have to pay for the miseducation of everyone else’s crotchspawn. Maybe those kids could learn to read and do fractions before we go lousing up the curriculum further?

  4. crotchspawn… good word. I’ll have to use that one.

  5. I teach Biology in Brunswick County. Don’t worry about us. The Creationists on the Board have been there for the 15 years I’ve been teaching. They have nothing, and know better than to try to tell us to teach mythology.
    The day I’m forced to teach religion in my science class, I’ll do it. I will read the Gospel According to the Flying Spaghetti Monster to my classes, and if they try to fire me I’ll slap a suit on them for not letting me express my religious beliefs. It’s a double-edged sword. Do they really want to take on intelligent people in a duel of rule-bending to elude the Constitution? I don’t think so!
    rAmen

  6. Amen. Flying Spaghetti Monster for ever!

  7. Do they really want to take on intelligent people in a duel of rule-bending to elude the Constitution?

    No, most likely they want you to leave the county so they can break the Constitution without anyone complaining.

  8. SC: I hope you’re right. I’m a little worried though, looking at the way Louisiana is heading. And we may end up with scary perry in the whitehouse.

    Why can’t people just leave their church at church?

  9. Biokid, shouldn’t that be Ramen?

  10. A County commissioners Chairman named Sue.
    Sorry, but I can’t help thinking that ought to be followed up with …
    ” … and a Christian legal defense organization named Johnny Cash.”

    “Crotchspawn”
    Good one Gabe.

  11. Not mine, Tomato Addict, I heard it from my sister, who is endlessly inventive at invective.