And Matthew Tully, writing in the Indianapolis Star (December 8, 2012), remarked, "Less than a year after Kruse and others in the state Senate failed to push an embarrassment of a bill through the legislature that would have allowed the teaching of creationism in science classes, the Auburn Republican is at it again. ... It's a silly idea at a time when seriousness is needed in the General Assembly. It's a distraction when the legislature should be focused on core education issues. It's a reminder that ideology far too often gets in the way of tackling important issues under the Statehouse dome. And it's an attempt to walk through the back door a bill that — thanks to sensible lawmakers, outraged voters and the courts — can't make it through the front."
A GOP science-denier is back at it in Indiana. Students in science class should be able to demand evidence for evolution?
Ah. I see.
Funny how this proposed legislation doesn't apply to history students demanding evidence for Bunker Hill, too. After all, do you *know* anyone who *actually saw* the battle happen? Surely paintings, diaries, newspaper clippings, and a battlefield memorial aren't evidence in the same way that geology, fossils, and genetics aren't evidence for evolution. Bunker Hill is a lie propagated by God-hating historians!
Opponents of same-sex marriage had won 32 state referendums in a row, but their winning streak came to a screeching halt on Election Day, 2012. Voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington state added to the number of states where marriage equality is now the law, increasing the total to nine states and the District of Columbia. In Minnesota, a referendum that would have amended the state constitution to exclude same-sex marriages failed.