Thursday, January 25

Crazy Parent Has Inconvenient Truth Banned

A parent in a school district in suburban Seattle has stopped the showing of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth. I understand the idea of teaching all sides of something, but when your reasoning for not having your child watch the film is "judgment day", you lose all credibility.

"No you will not teach or show that propagandist Al Gore video to my child, blaming our nation -- the greatest nation ever to exist on this planet -- for global warming," Hardiman wrote in an e-mail to the Federal Way School Board. The 43-year-old computer consultant is an evangelical Christian who says he believes that a warming planet is "one of the signs" of Jesus Christ's imminent return for Judgment Day.
I guess his propaganda is okay. So what kind of balance is he looking for? How does he explain balance?
Before the board meeting started Tuesday night, several residents buttonholed Larson and asked him if there should be a "balanced" presentation of the Nazi Holocaust, because there are many who deny that it occurred.

"The Holocaust happened," Larson said. "We have evidence and photos. The difference between the Holocaust and the global warming is we don't have photos of what will happen 50 years from now."
Not for nothing, but where are the photos and evidence of his savior?