A week ago we told you about South Dakota Creationism: New Bill for 2014.
That was Senate Bill 112, which declared that “No school board or school administrator may prohibit a teacher in public or nonpublic school from providing instruction on intelligent design or other related topics.” In the state’s Senate, the bill’s sponsors were Monroe, Jensen, Lederman, Otten (Ernie), Rampelberg, and Van Gerpen.
We also provided this link to where you can follow the bill’s progress. It hasn’t been updated to reflect what we just learned.
We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from South Dakota panel kills bill on teaching intelligent design, which appears in the Rapid City Journal of Rapid City, South Dakota. The bold font was added by us:
A measure that would have allowed South Dakota teachers to discuss intelligent design has been killed at the request of its sponsor. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday scrapped the measure, which dealt with the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone.
Whoa — killed by its sponsor! What happened? We’re told:
The measure’s main sponsor, Sen. Jeff Monroe of Pierre, says he had to scrap the bill because it was poorly written. He says he believes there’s a better way to deal with the issue sometime in the future.
Poorly written? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It seemed to be rather straightforward to us. Anyway, we’ll be eagerly looking forward to his next effort.
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