In mid January we wrote Alabama’s 2018 Creationist Bill, about a hard-core creationist bill that would allow public school teachers to teach “the theory of creation as presented in the Bible” in any class discussing evolution.
Our friends at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) just posted Creationism bill dies in Alabama. Here are some excerpts:
Alabama’s House Bill 258, which would have allowed teachers to present “the theory of creation as presented in the Bible” in any class discussing evolution, “thereby affording students a choice as to which theory to accept,” died in committee on March 29, 2018, when the legislature adjourned sine die.
a legislator noteworthy for his previous proposals to require public school teachers to read a daily prayer in the classroom and to punish sex offenders with surgical or chemical castration.
Our earlier post gave you a link for finding the status of his bill — go here. Then you need to roam around and click on “Find Status of a Bill,” then enter HB258 and click on that. It says: “Current Status: Pending Committee Action in House of Origin. Current Body: House.” In other words, the legislature hasn’t updated anything since our earlier post. However, their home page says: “The House has Adjourned Sine Die. The Senate has Adjourned Sine Die.”
For those who don’t know, Wikipedia informs us: Adjournment sine die means: “A legislative body adjourns sine die [Latin for ‘without day’] when it adjourns without appointing a day on which to appear or assemble again.” In other words, the state’s 2018 legislative session has ended.
There’s probably much weeping and wailing in Alabama. Their big chance to save a generation of children from the evils of evolution has slipped away from them. Now they face the inevitable result: more school shootings, teen pregnancy, and all the other horrors that godless Darwinism has unleashed upon us. But there’s always hope. We’ll see what happens next year.
Copyright © 2018. The Sensuous Curmudgeon. All rights reserved.