Turn That Cheek, Brother!

 Posted by on 9 November 2005 at 10:51 am  Religion
Nov 092005

It’s time for the Christians to turn the other cheek, since they just got slapped.

Voters on Tuesday ousted a Pennsylvania local school board that promoted an “intelligent-design” alternative to teaching evolution, and elected a new slate of candidates who promised to remove the concept from science classes. The board of Dover Area School District in south-central Pennsylvania lost eight of its nine incumbents in an upset election that surprised even the challengers, who had been hoping for a bare majority to take control of the board. The new board, which includes teachers, opposed the incumbents’ policy of including intelligent design in science classes.

In recent years, evangelical Christians have been diligently influencing local politics, largely via school boards. I’m delighted to see them so utterly repudiated by voters after attempting to implement their theocratic agenda.

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