Controversy 2009

This is a supplementary Table of Contents for evolution controversies (legislative, bureaucratic, and judicial), state-by-state, and foreign, in 2009. For each topic listed below, articles are in chronological order, newest at the top. This is a sub-page of The Controversy, which has links to articles about such controversies of a general nature and about a few specific court cases.

For our articles from other years about such controversies, see Controversy 2008, and Controversy 2010, Controversy 2011, and Controversy 2012, and Controversy 2013, and Controversy 2014, and Controversy 2015, and Controversy 2016, and Controversy 2017.
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Clickable Index (Links to the article lists)
Anti-Science Activity: Alabama [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: California [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Canada [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Florida [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Georgia [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Iowa [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Kansas [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Louisiana [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Massachusetts [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Mississippi [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Missouri [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Montana [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: New Mexico [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Ohio [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Oklahoma [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Pennsylvania [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: South Carolina [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: Texas [2009]
Anti-Science Activity: United Kingdom [2009]

Anti-Science Activity: Alabama [2009]
Alabama Creationism Bill: It’s Dead
Alabama Creationism Update (10 Apr ‘09)
Alabama Creationism: Another “Freedom” Bill
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: California [2009]
James Corbett Case (separate page)
California Creationism: Modesto School Board Race

Anti-Science Activity: Canada [2009]
Canada’s Science Minister: Creationist Chiropractor

Anti-Science Activity: Florida [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Ronda Storms Admits She’s An Extraterrestrial
Creationist Elected Mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Florida Creationist School Seeks State Funds
Marco Rubio: Creationist Theocrat for Senator?
St. Petersburg Times Endorses Creationist for Mayor
Florida Creationism: Rove Favors Rubio
Florida Creationism: Pasco School Board Race
Creationism: Big Issue in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Creationism in St. Petersburg Mayor Campaign
Creationist Revival Meeting in Florida
Creationism in Florida’s US Senate Race
Storms and Showers (It’s Ronda Storms)
School Prayer in Florida: It’s Back!
Fla Senate Race: Crist, Rubio & Creationism
Buffoon Award Winner — Ronda Storms
Ronda Storms Update (28 Apr ’09)
Ronda Storms, Ronda Storms
Florida Creationism: This Year’s Bill Will Die
Florida Creationism Update (09 Apr ‘09)
Florida Creationism: Support Growing for Wise’s Bill?
Florida Creationism Update (28 March ‘09)
Ronda Storms: School Prayer Bill Failing
Florida Creationism Update (14 March ‘09)
Florida Creationism Update (11 March ’09)
Florida Creationism: Stealth Bill Filed
Florida Creationism: Early Prediction
Florida Creationism: Slow Start
Florida’s Axis of Creationism
Florida’s Ronda Storms Wants Prayer in School
Florida Creationism: “Freedom” Bill Is Coming
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: Georgia [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Evolution: Georgia On My Mind

Anti-Science Activity: Iowa [2009]
Spencer Iowa School Board Update (30 Sep ‘09)
Spencer Iowa School Board Update (28 Aug ‘09)
Spencer Iowa School Board Update (18 Jul ‘09)
Spencer Iowa School Board Update (09 Jul ‘09)
Spencer Iowa School Board Update (08 Jul ’09)
Iowa School Board and Michael Behe
Iowa Creationism Bill: Is It Dead?
Iowa Creationism: Opposition Emerges
Iowa Creationism: Another “Freedom” Bill

Anti-Science Activity: Kansas [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Some Craziness in Kansas
Some Sanity in Kansas
Kansas Creationism: Other States Are Worse!
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: Louisiana [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Hey, Bobby Jindal — Here You Go!
Barbara Forrest Exposes Louisiana Creationists
Buffoon Award Winner: Creationist Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Creationism: Wolves Guarding Sheep
Louisiana Creationism: There Is No Hope!
Creationism, Bobby Jindal, Noah’s Ark, & Abstinence
Louisiana: First Creationism, Now Theocracy
Louisiana Creationism: ACLU Jumping In?
Louisiana Creationism Update (14 Apr ‘09)
Louisiana Creationism: Battling Letters to the Editor
Louisiana Creationism: Gene Mills Lashes Out
Louisiana Creationism: Actions Have Consequences
Louisiana Creationism Update (09 Feb ’09)
Louisiana Creationism Update (28 Jan ‘09)
Louisiana Creationism Update (18 Jan ‘09)
Louisiana Creationism Update (15 Jan ‘09)
Louisiana Creationism Update (14 Jan ‘09)
Louisiana Creationism Update (13 Jan ‘09)
Louisiana Creationism Update (12 Jan ‘09)
Louisiana Creationism Update (08 Jan ’09)
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: Massachusetts [2009]
Creationism Bill in Massachusetts?

Anti-Science Activity: Mississippi [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Mississippi Creationism Update (27 Jan ’09)
Mississippi Creationism: Textbook Sticker Law

Anti-Science Activity: Missouri [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Missouri Creationism Update (07 Apr ‘09)
Missouri Creationism: You Won’t Believe It!
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: Montana [2009]
Montana Creationists Gone Wild!

Anti-Science Activity: New Mexico [2009]
New Mexico Creationism Bill: It’s Dead
New Mexico Creationism: Bill’s Chances Fading
New Mexico Creationism: A New “Freedom” Bill

Anti-Science Activity: Ohio [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Creationism in Toledo, Ohio Mayor’s Race

Anti-Science Activity: Oklahoma [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Anna Falling Fails, Is Tulsa Doomed?
Tulsa’s Anna Falling — Election Today!
Anna Falling: Tulsa’s Creationist Savior
Tulsa Mayor Candidate: Creationism Issue #1
Creationist Oklahoma Legislator Throws Tantrum
Oklahoma Creationism Bill Dies!
Oklahoma Creationism: It’s Back!
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: Pennsylvania [2009]
Creationist Runs for School Board in Pennsylvania

Anti-Science Activity: South Carolina [2009]
South Carolina’s Kristin Maguire: Porn Queen?
South Carolina Creationist Maguire Resigns
Governor Mark Sanford: Creationist
South Carolina, Evolution, and Everything
Creationist Bill Filed in South Carolina
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: Texas [2009]
Next year (separate page)
ICR’s Texas Accreditation Case (separate page)
Christina Comer Case (separate page)
Creationism: One of the Top Texas Stories
Texas Board of Education: Dunbar Drops Out
Texas Board of Education: Don McLeroy Interview
Texas State Board of Education Contests
Don McLeroy v. Thomas Ratliff: 04 Nov ’09
Texas BOE: Rebecca Bell-Metereau vs Ken Mercer
Creationist American History in Texas Schools
Texas Creationists Wave Another Tentacle
Texas Creationists Battle Over Teaching History
Texas Creationism: Gail Lowe is McLeroy’s Clone
Don McLeroy v. Thomas Ratliff: Good News
Texas Education: Don McLeroy Yet Again
Texas Creationism: ACLU Is Getting Involved
Texas Education War: Phase Two
Texas Creationism: Lowe Named Chairman of BOE
Texas Creationism: Cynthia Dunbar And Her Friends
Texas Creationism: McLeroy’s Successor — Dunbar? Craig?
Thomas Ratliff, Don McLeroy’s Opponent, Speaks
Texas Creationism: Sleazy Slime Slinging
Texas Creationism: Cynthia Dunbar Has Opposition
Rick Perry’s Predicament: McLeroy’s Successor
Re-Elect Don McLeroy!
McLeroy To Be Challenged in Primary
Texas Creationism Bills: 2009’s Last Roundup
Texas Creationism Bill is Dead
Creationist Reactions to Don McLeroy’s Fall
Texas Creationist Don McLeroy: Rejected!
Texas Creationist Don McLeroy: Decision Day!
Texas Creationism Update (24 May ‘09)
Creationist Don McLeroy: Decision Next Week
Creationist Dentist Don McLeroy: He’s Back!
Texas: Another “Dump McLeroy” Editorial
More Creationist Madness in Texas
Texas: Another Anti-McLeroy Editorial
Texas Senate Refuses To Confirm McLeroy!
McLeroy’s Days As Chairman May Be Ending
McLeroy Confirmation Hearing Update (23 Apr ’09)
Texas: McLeroy Senate Confirmation Hearing
Texas Creationism: McLeroy Confirmation Hearing
Texas Creationism Legislative Update (16 Apr ’09)
Texas Creationism Update (15 Apr ‘09)
Lauri Lebo on Texas Creationism
Texas Creationism Update (13 Apr ‘09)
Texas Creationism Update (11 Apr ‘09)
Texas Creationism: The View From Dover, PA
Discovery Institute: Their Victory in Texas
Texas Science Chainsaw Massacre: It’s Over
Texas Science Chainsaw Massacre: Repulsed?
Texas Science Chainsaw Massacre (26 Mar ‘09)
Texas Creationism Show-Trial (26 March ‘09)
Texas Creationism Show-Trial: Discoveroid Spin
Texas Creationism Show-Trial (25 March ’09)
Texas Creationism: Strengths and Weaknesses
Texas Creationism: The Curtain Rises
Texas Creationism: It’s Almost Showtime!
Texas Creationism: The AAAS Speaks Up (Again)
Texas Creationism Update (24 Mar ‘09)
Texas Creationism Update (23 Mar ‘09)
Creationism Epidemic: Is Texas Going Insane?
Texas Creationism: Two Items
Texas: Creationism and Cosmology?
Texas Creationism: Now a Two-Front War
Texas Creationism Update (08 Mar ‘09)
Texas Creationism Update (06 Mar ’09)
Texas Creationism: The Controversy in a Nutshell
Texas Creationism: A Confused Columnist’s Views
Texas Creationism Update (06 Feb ’09)
Texas Creationism: One Clear Voice Emerges
Texas Education Chainsaw Massacre: Part 5
Texas Education Chainsaw Massacre: Part 4
Texas Education Chainsaw Massacre: Part 3
Texas Education Chainsaw Massacre: Part 2
Texas Education Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Creationism: Surprise Vote!
Texas Creationism: 2d Update (22 Jan ’09)
Texas Creationism Update (22 Jan 2009)
Texas Creationism: Early Hearing Report
Texas Creationism “Show Trial” Today
Texas Creationism Update (19 Jan 2009)
Texas Creationism — Boycott Brewing?
Texas Creationism Update (13 Jan 2009)
Texas Creationism Update (04 January 2009)
Last year (separate page)

Anti-Science Activity: United Kingdom [2009]
Next year (separate page)
Poll: 54% of Brits Want Creationism Taught
Edwin Poots: Creationist Minister in Northern Ireland
Creationism Banned in West Sussex (UK)
Creationism in UK Schools: Update (20 Mar ’09)
Creationism in UK Schools