Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Montana — the gateway to Glacier National Park. The letter is titled Private schools give parents a choice, not indoctrination. The newspaper has a comments section, but if there are any, you can’t see them without logging in.
Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Dexter. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
In response to Mary Moe’s Feb. 5 opinion about “The perils of privatization” of schools, I believe her main point was assimilation to the progressives’ viewpoint.
We can’t find that in the newspaper, but Mary Moe has a blog entry with that title: The Perils of Privatization. She’s a member of the Montana Senate, and she opposes government funding of private schools. Dexter, today’s letter-writer, doesn’t agree. He says:
But the real peril is that public schools teach evolution as fact when there is still no bone evidence, as Darwin said was required.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We often see these people claiming there are no transitional fossils, but we never encountered the “no bone evidence” claim before. As we always do, we’ll link to Wikipedia’s growing List of transitional fossils. That was the best part of Dexter’s brief letter, but let’s read on:
They teach global warming as fact, when the so-called scientists themselves denied warming when they changed the term to “climate change.”
Wow — the scientists themselves denied global warming! Dexter continues:
They also want to implement “gender identity” when biology says (and you can’t change your DNA) you are either male or female.
Why is Dexter suddenly relying on biology for that, when in the same letter he’s denying evolution? Ah well, here’s more:
God created Adam (man) and Eve (woman) not something that can decide on their own which they are, or some combination thereof.
Hey, Dexter — were you there? You don’t know what Adam was like. Maybe he suffered from gender confusion. Now that we think about it, didn’t he … ah, eat the forbidden fruit? Never mind, we’d rather not think about that.
Moving along, Dexter gives us his strongest argument:
These theories deny the power of God.
Maybe so. Anyway, at the end of his letter, Dexter finally gets around to his big argument against Mary Moe:
Private schools give parents and students choices not indoctrination. The law should be fair and allow some type of tax credit for these families.
Hey, he’s got a point. If Hambo can get sales tax rebates for his Ark, why can’t Dexter get some tax goodies too?
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