Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Teacher fired for deviating from the Darwinist party line

Or so many neo-Creationists will probably say. Fox News brings the story about a teacher who was fired because of his teaching.

Ore. Teacher Fired Over Bible References

During his eight days as a part-time high school biology teacher, Kris Helphinstine included Biblical references in material he provided to students and gave a PowerPoint presentation that made links between evolution, Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood.

That was enough for the Sisters School Board, which fired the teacher Monday night for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of evolution.

He manage to include relgious messages and pseudo-history in just eight days? Sounds like a very justified firing to me. Religious messages have nothing to do in any science class, and anyone claiming that there is any kind of link between Nazi Germany and evolution is ignorant about history.
I guess it says something about the Helphinstine that he thinks that there is any kind of guilt-by-association with being linked to Planned Parenthood. Not that there is any such link, except for the link there is between evolution and any type of medical organization.

Of course Helphinstine has a lot of excuses, but the buttom line is that he tried to get his own religious and political agenda included in the class room, and was rightfully fired for that.
I applaud the Sisters School Board for doing the right thing, and stand up for proper teaching.

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