by Greg Mayer
According to The Raw Story,
Hugoton [Kansas] Public Schools invited Creation Truth Foundation’s founder Dr. G. Thomas Sharp to teach the “Truth about Dinosaurs” at two assemblies next week. At least one of the assemblies will be mandatory for all students and teachers.
You’ve probably never heard of the Creation Truth Foundation or its founder, but you’ll learn all you need to know about them within the first 30 seconds or so of this video:
The ACLU has rather gently told them to cut it out, pointing out that the courts have repeatedly held that teaching religious beliefs as science, no matter how you try to hide it, is unlawful. The brand of religion trumpeted by Sharp, unlike that promoted by intelligent design creationists, isn’t the least bit hidden; from their website:
Creation Truth Foundation has many programs, presentations, books and videos that can effectively edify the faith of your church family. Our President, Dr. G. Thomas Sharp, has spoken in ten different countries, and all across the United States in revival meetings, church camps, conferences and educational forums.
His expertise in apologetics especially based in Genesis has been used in colleges, universities, television and radio programs as well as preschools and kindergartens. You will be excited to have him come to your church family with either one of his many presentations about Biblical Creation, or the Biblical Family.
CTF also has a remarkably exciting program that has been seen by more than 115,000 since September of 1998. This program called The Truth About Dinosaurs is presented in the company of twenty-eight of the world’s most exciting fossils. This is a must have for churches across the U. S.! …
Creation Truth Foundation has a host of support materials and services to aid your delivery of a sound science curriculum based in Biblical Creation. The Truth About Dinosaurs program is an excitingly spectacular presentation of the Biblical view explaining the origins, extinction and possible existence of dinosaurs.
Incredibly, the school superintendent insists that the program will be, “completely and totally school appropriate.” I’ll keep an eye out for the results of legal action.
(Note for UK readers: “public schools” are state-supported schools, subject to the Constitutional mandate of non-establishment of religion.)
h/t C. Mayer