The calendar year is young, but a lot of state legislatures meet early in the year, so it’s time for a mid-term roundup for the 2013 legislative season.
But other bills are still pending in some states. There are two bills pending in Missouri — Andrew Koenig’s HB 179, described here (a typical “academic freedom” bill), and Rick Brattin’s totally crazed House Bill 291, described here.
Then there’s North Carolina’s Bible Class Bill, which is difficult to distinguish from a bill to promote creationism. It hasn’t made any progress, one way or another.
And in Texas there’s Bill Zedler’s bill, HB 285, to prevent discrimination against intelligent design research at the university level. It’s described here, and the thing is still sitting in the House Higher Education Committee.
Those are the only bills we’re aware of, but there’s plenty of time for more. If you want to see the dates of this year’s state legislative sessions, you can refer to this: 2013 Legislative Session Calendar.
As we’ve said before, you should remember that what’s at stake here isn’t only the theory of evolution. All the babbling about that is merely the confused ravings of misguided simpletons and crazed charlatans. What’s really going on is a conflict of infinitely greater importance. We’re engaged in a war for the preservation of the Enlightenment, which is the ultimate accomplishment of Western Civilization. Even if you’re not personally involved, you’re going to be affected, so you’ve got to be aware of what’s going on.
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