Fundamentalism is emotionally abusive
God, reading this story is enough to make you want to throttle people who do this to kids.
Some students burst into tears when a high school biology told them they’d be studying evolution. Another teacher said some students repeatedly screamed “no” when he began talking about it.
Other teachers said students demanded to know whether they pray and questioned why the had to learn about evolution if it was just a theory…..
“I’ve seen churches train students to come to school with specific questions to ask to sabotage my lessons,” said Bonnie Pratt, a biology teacher at Northview High in north Fulton County. “We need parents and the community to understand why and how we teach evolution.”
Enlisting children through emotional blackmail into defending your bullshit. Beautiful example of “family values”. There’s no way to get education to a point where it’s completely depoliticized, but what bothers me so much about the creationists is that they waste so much time and energy defending something that has no real value. Whether god made you or you evolved from a single celled organism doesn’t change your ability to do your job, enjoy a summer day, fall in love, or read literature. And all these kids are casualties. (Via.)