The headline says it all: Parents’ outrage as extremist US religious cult hand out creationist books and preach to kids at Scottish school It appears in the Daily Record located in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
HORRIFIED parents fear an extremist religious sect has been trying to brainwash their kids after it was allowed to infiltrate a Scots primary school. A head teacher invited the US Church of Christ, which rubbishes evolution and counts homosexuality as a sin, to minister to pupils.
It’s deeply satisfying to see a church that “rubbishes evolution” being referred to as “an extremist religious sect.” Let’s find out what’s happening:
Many parents at 400-pupil Kirktonholme Primary in East Kilbride only realised their children were being exposed to the evangelical group’s agenda when kids brought home alarming books they had been handed at assembly. The creationist books, defended by head teacher Sandra MacKenzie, denounce the theory of evolution and warn pupils that, without God, they risk being murdered in a harmful, disgusting world.
We can imagine all the creationists about whom we frequently write, saying: “What’s wrong with that? It sounds like a great school!” Let’s read on:
Parents have called for emergency talks with education chiefs, where they will demand the sect’s removal from the school.
When the Scots get aroused, the results can be awesome. We continue:
One of the church members, Evelyn Galvan Graciano, 22, from Mexico, describes Scotland as “a place full of darkness and emptiness that is in a big need of Jesus.” And she has told pals she uses classes to get into the heads of Kirktonholme pupils. She said: “They all are very receptive and willing to listen and learn.”
How sick is this? Here’s more:
The Church of Christ, based in the US Deep South, believe the Bible predicts the future and is 100 per cent accurate. They have called Scotland “A Field Ripe for Harvest.” Church leaders told their US flock in a video blog about their “work” at the school, and claimed that, out of a population of 5.1million, Scotland has only 700 practising Christians.
We like Scotland. But do the men still wear kilts over there? Moving along:
At an assembly at Kirktonholme on Monday, the sect handed each pupil two books, one called Exposing the Myth of Evolution and another titled How Do You Know God is Real?
[Paul Sanderson, who has a kid in the school] told the Record he could not believe their content. He said: “They looked fair enough at a glance and one had a dinosaur on the front, but it didn’t take long to see they were spouting crazy, right-wing nonsense about how evolution never happened – real flat earth stuff. “The second book talked in such threatening terms about other religions, and compared those who didn’t believe in God to those who carry out abortions. “It was really creepy and alarming. I can’t believe these people could be allowed to infiltrate a school to this extent.”
We’re not even halfway through the news story, but we’ll quit here. Click over there to read it all. It’s a big clue as to what the creationists have in mind for schools in the US.
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