Dispatches from the Creation Wars

I’ve mentioned before that John Freshwater is buddies with religious right loony Dave Daubenmire, so it’s no surprise that Daubenmire is defending his friend. But his arguments are quite amusing. Like this one:

Neither Freshwater nor his attorney, Roger Weaver, could be reached for comment last night. Freshwater’s friend, Dave Daubenmire, defended him.

“With the exception of the cross-burning episode … I believe John Freshwater is teaching the values of the parents in the Mount Vernon school district,” he said.

Probably so. I bet a majority of parents in that district would support many of the things he did. But that is simply irrelevant. What he did was illegal, no matter how many people agree with it. And he knew it was illegal and was warned many times to stop. End of argument.

“Do you think there are other teachers in the public classroom that are trying to drive their opinions in the classroom?” Daubenmire asked. “I don’t care who you are. You cannot separate your value system from your teaching.”

A perfect argument for why creationists should not be allowed to teach evolution, don’t you think?