An institution of higher education may not discriminate against or penalize in any manner, especially with regard to employment or academic support, a faculty member or student based on the faculty member’s or student’s conduct of research relating to the theory of intelligent design or other alternate theories of the origination and development of organisms.
Now we have more news about this Texas genius. In the Beaumont Enterprise of Beaumont, Texas we read Arlington lawmaker wants to license strippers. Strippers? Yes, strippers. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
State Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, is leaving no issue uncovered this session. Zedler, 69, has filed bills ranging from requiring exotic dancers in the state to obtain and display licenses while performing to protecting professors who conduct research on the theory of intelligent design from discrimination from their employers.
Truly a great man! Let’s read on:
Zedler first gained notoriety for leading a grassroots blockade against a Hooters restaurant set to open near his neighborhood in Arlington and was subsequently elected to the Texas House in 2003.
That’s what it takes to get ahead in Texas politics. We continue:
Now, he’s extending that moral battle to include any “sexually oriented business”, including adult video stores and strip clubs, in his recently filed bill that would require employees to obtain and display a license that includes their real name while working “to reduce risks to the public… and to prevent sex trafficking.”
At last, someone is paying attention to the really important problems in society. We’ll skip several paragraphs about the carnal evils with which he’s groping, because it might offend our delicate readers. Instead, we’ll focus only on the news about his bill to protect creationist professors:
Zedler said the bill was prompted by the documentary “Expelled,” which contends the theory of intelligent design hasn’t been disproved.
Yet another creationist influenced by Expelled! And he’s got a good point — intelligent design hasn’t been disproved. No one has disproved The Time Cube either. Why doesn’t Zedler do something to encourage research about that? Here’s more:
Laurence Moran, a professor of biology at the University of Toronto, called the bill a “silly joke” and said firing a biology professor who believes in creationism is not discrimination based on religion, but discrimination based on fact and “stupidity.”
“A professor of biology that maintains the earth was created 6,000 years ago, that the account in the Book of Genesis is correct, and all species were created at the same time should not expect to keep their job,” he said. “That’s like a geology professor believing the world is flat being protected.”
What does Zedler have to say in response to that? Here you go:
Zedler said comparing intelligent design to the earth being flat is invalid because he hasn’t seen any facts that disprove the existence of God or intelligent design. “I love it when someone comes to me and they want to debate with a weak argument, I love that,” Zedler said.
Zedler is a formidable intellect. We like the way his facile mind jiggles and bounces from Hooters to creationists to strippers. We’ll be keeping an eye on the Z-Man.
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