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This is disturbing for several reasons.

The Sun (in the UK) reports dramatically:  Ban the bigots from school

The Education Secretary for a Conservative government (yes I know it’s a coalition!) will set up “special teams” to “monitor groups setting up free schools” to protect the children from “brainwashing” by extreme groups.  This is chilling:

Education Secretary Michael Gove unveiled the move amid fears of Muslim jihadists hijacking learning and Christian extremists teaching creationism.

I suppose Ken Ham will be banned from the UK!  The Sun apparently compares creationism with Islamic terrorism. Here is two excerpts from the BBC transcript:

Well to my mind, you cannot have a school which teaches creationism. And one thing that we will make absolutely clear is that you cannot have schools which are set up, which teach people things which are clearly at variance with what we know to be scientific fact. *  *  * If those [religiously fundamentalist] schools are properly regulated and inspected, then we can ensure that anyone who teaches in a way which undermines our democratic values can be brought to public light, challenged, and, if necessary, closed down.

This is a TORY government?  Another reason why I cheer for the UKIP.

You fellow followers of Christ don’t think the West will someday condone persecution?  Jesus Christ in the Olivet Dialogue (Matthew 24) says so!

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” (KJV – my emphasis)

(If you want to know more about Jesus Christ and salvation, go here.  I wouldn’t wait; Jesus is coming again!)

The previous Labour regime accused the Tories of creeping creationism if schools are decentralized.  See the Times of London for November 21, 2009, where Labour Education Secretary Ed Balls said exactly that.

But liberty means the right to teach whatever you want.  I agree there should be standards in areas like science; evolution should be taught (along with its problems) as well as creationism.  The Bible says God created the world in six literal days.  If He wants to do that in billions of years as the scientists count time that is His prerogative.  But there are serious questions arising (thanks to Answers in Genesis):

What about animals eating other animals before the Fall of Man?

Was there death before sin?

If the answer to both questions are no, then the billions of years theory is not viable.  I can say I am not sure.  It is difficult but not impossible to reconcile science and the Bible.  But the issue here is liberty.

It is wrong for the British government to compare creationism with terrorism.  I know of not one violent act associated with creationism.  This is why we need liberty.  Remember, this is a Tory government in the UK.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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