You already know that a creationism bill has passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives (see Creationism Bill Passes in the House). And you know that bill was originally drafted by Sally Kern, of whom we wrote Sally Kern: Theocrat in Oklahoma’s Legislature?
And because of that last-linked item, you know that Sally is married to the Rev. Steve Kern, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church, who claims that the US is a “Christian nation” and that there should be no separation of church and state.
Now we want to remind you of the irrepressible Abbie Smith, who captured your Curmudgeon’s heart when she flipped a bird at Casey Luskin and then wrote about the event. That inspired a whole series of posts around here, starting with Hey Casey!
Well, dear reader, Abbie’s back in action, and this time it involves a debate with Sally Kern’s husband, the rev. She wrote about the upcoming event a couple of days ago — ERV debate tonight!, and one of our clandestine operatives has tipped us off to some great coverage about it. You can read that here: Scientist and pastor debate “intelligent design” at OCCC.
Those initials stand for Oklahoma City Community College. The topic was Should the theory of “intelligent design” be taught in public school science classrooms? This must have a challenging night for Abbie. You can judge that for yourself by this remark from her opponent:
“Since removing God from the schools, public education has suffered,” Kern said.
So while we’re in a lull, waiting for some news about yesterday’s doings at the Coppedge trial, read all about Abbie’s latest debate. It’s good stuff!
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