Having nothing better to do than make kids dumber, Arkansas State Rep. Mary Bentley, a Republican, has filed a bill (HB 1701) that would allow public school science teachers to “teach creationism as a theory of how the earth came to exist.”
It’s a short bill that defies (or completely ignores) the Supreme Court’s ruling against the teaching of Creationism since everyone knows it’s all about advancing religion instead of teaching credible science. The Earth doesn’t exist because God poofed it into being one day. The Bible may say that, but the Bible is lying to you.
Bentley tried doing this in 2017, too, but got nowhere with it. She’s a graduate of Harding College, a Church of Christ-affiliated school, so science education isn’t in her wheelhouse. She’s in office because she fantasizes about living in a theocracy.
The new bill is different from the previous one, though. It purposely avoids mentioning Intelligent Design or evolution… even though her entire goal is to perpetuate the Christian myth about how our universe came to be. If she thinks that’ll help the bill’s passage, however, she’s wrong. Creationism is just Christian fiction. It sure as hell isn’t science. The only thing this bill would accomplish is inspiring a raft of successful lawsuits against it.
It takes a lot of work to be the dumbest member in the Party of Stupid, but Bentley’s making a strong case for the title.
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