Because the 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 David. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
For the last nine-plus months I have been trying to get the Prescott Unified School District board to put on their agenda “The Icons of Evolution” supplemental material for the high school biology course. It is a student workbook that contains 21.5 pages of classroom material, and is accompanied by a classroom DVD, and can probably be completed in two to three class sessions.
The Discoveroids offer “educational” material based on his book as “a curricular supplement for use in conjunction with any high school biology textbook.” You can learn about it here: Icons of Evolution–A Study Guide. Presumably, that is what David wants his school district to use. Then he says:
It [the Discoveroid supplemental material] does not mention religion or the Bible, it shows the students only the scientific problems with the seven most common arguments for evolution found in the textbooks, and shows the students that evolution theory is a scientific controversy, rather than scientific fact.
Wow — evolution is a controversy! Let’s read on:
When you present only one side of this issue, you are indoctrinating students into secular humanism, and are even brainwashing them into accepting it as fact, so that they will not even consider any other possibility or look at evidence that contradicts the world view they’ve been brainwashed into.
Everyone is brainwashed but David. He continues:
The PUSD [Prescott Unified School District] board members refused to put it on the agenda for discussion. They did, however, allow me two minutes to address them, but that was not near enough time to even begin to look at it. I had given them the workbooks and DVDs to examine, but I could not get most of them to respond to my phone calls and emails, so I didn’t even know if they had looked at it.
It’s so unfair! Here’s more:
If you are also mad about our students being brainwashed in their biology classes, you can let the PUSD board members know how you feel, here are their email addresses: [we’ve omited those].
Moving along, it gets even better:
What happens to kids when you tell them that they came from pond scum and that life has no meaning or purpose? They deduce that there is no right or wrong, and that all morality is relative. They get involved in every sort of crime and social ill, which has skyrocketed since they took the Bible out of school in 1963, and some decide to throw away their lives by suicide and school shootings.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The letter ends with a wonderful opportunity:
I invite you to bring your teens to the creation science seminar on July 9 at The Heights Church from 9 to noon. You can contact me at [we’ll omit that].
David has a real battle on his hands. But his cause is just, so we urge him to persevere.
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