Zack Kopplin, You’ve Gone Too Far!

We cheered last year when Zachary Kopplin launched his Campaign to Repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law. This is Zack’s website devoted to the repeal effort.

As you know, 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.

Unfortunately, despite Zack’s having lined up 41 Nobel Laureates for Repeal, the forces of ignorance were strong. We had to report that the Louisiana Creationism Repeal Fails in Committee.

We cheered again this year when he renewed the repeal effort, this time with an incredible list of 78 Nobel Prize winners who supported repeal (see Zack is Back!). But the effort failed again (see Louisiana Creationism Repeal: Hearing Report). We cheered anyway.

All along, we’ve been thinking that Zack’s a great guy. But now we’re starting to hate the kid. See why for yourself. In the Town Talk of Alexandria, Louisiana we read From Playboy honor to jet-setting governor. Only the first part of that headline is about Zack. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Zach Kopplin, the Baton Rouge High School student — now a freshman at Rice University — who fought to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act that’s viewed by some as a way to introduce creationism into public schools, has been selected as one of four recipients of the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award.

That’s right, Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame.

What’s that all about? You’ll see:

A news release says “Established by Christie Hefner in 1979, in conjunction with Playboy magazine’s 25th anniversary, the award honors individuals who have made significant contributions in the vital effort to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for all Americans. The award winners, many of whom are unsung heroes, come from various walks of life.

Sounds like a fine award, but why is your Curmudgeon upset? Here it comes:

[Zack is] invited to a reception at the Playboy Mansion.

Aaaargh!! The Playboy Mansion! That’s the scene of all our boyhood dreams, and we’ve never been there. But Zack gets invited. That’s why we resent him.

But we’ll get over it, and we’ll still be cheering next year’s repeal effort. Meanwhile, Zack, enjoy your visit to the Playboy Mansion. And if you have a really good time there, as we hope you do, please don’t tell us about it. We’d prefer to think it was boring.

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10 responses to “Zack Kopplin, You’ve Gone Too Far!

  1. Ceteris Paribus

    Yes, some of us can fantasize about the PB mansion. But imagine young Zack’s surprise when he walks in the door and finds the fluffy cotton tails on the Bunnies’ tuxedos have all been replaced by cotton Depends.

  2. Curmie, he’ll get into the hot tub fully clothed with a virgin daiquiri and several Suzanne Passman and Rhonda Storm wannabes. Feel better?

  3. Donna asks: “Feel better?”

    No, somehow I don’t.

  4. It will likely be a staid affair, so no worries SC, or would that disappoint you?

  5. Don’t ruin my fantasies, Victor.

  6. Don’t be a hater, SC. Maybe he’ll be allowed to take a friend. Is your calendar open?

  7. “[Zack is] invited to a reception at the Playboy Mansion.”

    See? EvolutionAtheism leads straight to the Devil!

  8. NeonNoodle

    Zack, do you need a designated hitter – um, I mean driver?

  9. Oh man, I fell for your title. I was reading, curious to see what he could have done to overstep the mark, anxious not to make the same mistakes with my own infant campaign. And no, he’s just going to hang out with some hot women. Tough life.

  10. techreseller

    Curmie, Do not feel bad. I have not been there either. And I think that perhaps not going is best of all. The fantasies remain without them being dashed by reality.