“I don’t care what the educational political lobby and their allies on the left say,” he declared at one point. “Evolution is hooey.” This bled into a rant about American history. “The secular humanists may argue that we are a secular nation,” McLeroy said, jabbing his finger in the air for emphasis. “But we are a Christian nation founded on Christian principals. The way I evaluate history textbooks is first I see how they cover Christianity and Israel. Then I see how they treat Ronald Reagan—he needs to get credit for saving the world from communism and for the good economy over the last twenty years because he lowered taxes.”Holy sh....! These are the words of Don McLeroy (he's a dentist), and that's just awful. Talk about religion influencing science and education - and he isn't shy about breaking down the separation of church and state either.
The ultraconservatives argued that they were too light on basics like grammar and too heavy on reading comprehension and critical thinking. “This critical-thinking stuff is gobbledygook,” grumbled David Bradley, an insurance salesman with no college degree, who often acts as the faction’s enforcer.I can just see the guy fighting to keep in the drool: "I just don't get this thinking part at all. Keep them children learning spelling and proper writin' instead."
Next they'll be demanding universities to relinquish the grip on professorships by the godless: "Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or belief in evolution."