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Saturday, 24 March 2007

Meet Dr. Kenneth Poppe

He wrote a book with a picture of funny-looking DNA on the cover.

He describes, in his church newsletter, how he surreptitiously slips religion to his science students at a public school.

Someone using his name got their belligerent on in the comments section of a Pharyngula post. (No, I don’t think it was him, but it was such a cute little spoof of “Culture Warrior” posturing I thought I’d let you enjoy it too.  There are more farther down in the comment thread, as well.)

He was interviewed by Dr. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries.  Yes, THAT Dr. James Kennedy.  The one who advocates Dominionist ideas.

The Dr. James Kennedy who once said:

 "The Christian community has a golden opportunity to train an army of dedicated teachers who can invade the public school classrooms and use them to influence the nation for Christ."

He is NOT the same Ken Poppe that co-chaired the Task Force for the Episcopal Church that recommended that the EC continue to bless same-sex civil unions. (In case you were wondering)

(Hat tip: Pharyngula)

Saturday, 24 March 2007 08:12:31 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  | #
Thursday, 29 March 2007 20:50:43 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Trees,
Lord knows I have nothing unhypocritical to say about rebels in the classroom. What gets my panties in a bunch when I read these kinds of accounts is how often the teachers say they don't agree with the textbook account of Darwin and then feel required to give "the other side"or an alternate view. What I never read is that they go back to Darwin and read what he says. Maybe I don't have the whole picture, but why do these educated people assume a highschool textbook (the least reliable source of information next to the National Inquirer, in my ever so humble opinion) is an accurate representation of Darwin's views and reasons for holding them?
a small penguin
Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:28:19 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
a small penguin,

Culture Warriors don't need to read the original. They just need to read the mission briefings and their marching orders.

And I'm not sure their ignorance can be blamed on the incomplete overviews of a high-school textbook either. I haven't heard of any highschool textbooks that say Darwin believed that people descended from some other modern primate, for instance. Yet that old cannard is still flung about like so much primate poo in a territorial dispute.
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