Dispatches from the Creation Wars

To show you just how ridiculous Texas Board of Education chairman Don McLeroy is, take a look at this report from the Texas Freedom Network on a book he recently endorsed.

Is that the sort of message Chairman Don McLeroy and his cohorts on the State Board of Education have in mind for Texas science classrooms if they succeed in their campaign to shoehorn “weaknesses” of evolution back into the science curriculum standards? That’s certainly the message of a new book McLeroy is now endorsing.

Dr. McLeroy – noting his position as board chair – recently wrote a glowing recommendation of Sowing Atheism: The National Academy of Sciences’ Sinister Scheme to Teach Our Children They’re Descended from Reptiles by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. (The new book is self-published.)

You can see McLeroy’s glowing recommendation here.

In the current culture war over science education and the teaching of evolution, Bob Johnson’s Sowing Atheism provides a unique and insightful perspective. In critiquing the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) missionary evolution tract–Science, Evolution and Creationism, 2008, he identifies their theft of true science by their intentional neglect of other valid scientific possibilities. Then, using NAS’s own statements, he demonstrates that the great “process” of evolution–natural selection–is nothing more than a figure of speech. These chapters alone are worth the reading of this book.

Next he shows how the NAS attempts to seduce the unwitting reader by providing scanty empirical evidence but presented with great intellectual bullying–both secular and religious. He actually embarrasses the NAS with a long list of their quotes where they make the obvious claim that evolutionists believe in evolution. He then shines light on the Clergy Letter Project, again showing the obvious–theistic evolutionists believe in evolution.

Again, Sowing Atheism brings a unique perspective to an always interesting debate; advocates for both sides should find the book intriguing. The questions it raises are important; they deserve a hearing.

Don McLeroy
Chair, Texas State Board of Education
9277 Brookwater Circle
College Station, Texas 77845

Wait till you see some of what is in this book:

Their arbitrary staining, or tainting, of all nature with their atheism is an important part of their “scientific method.” The hierarchy of the NAS has stolen true science; they are sacrificing our children to their atheism, and at the same time, destroying our children’s faith in God. (p. 27)

What are they doing coming into all of our elementary schools, all of our junior highs, and all of our high schools with a disguised demand that our children embrace their evoatheism? What are they doing teaching our children that they are descended from worms and reptiles? What are they doing imposing their atheistic religious faith on our children when we’re not around? What are they doing sowing atheism in our schools? (p. 88-89)

The NAS hierarchy knows how ugly their atheism looks to the God-fearing citizens of America, so they’ve got to smear a lot of lipstick on their atheist hog. They use liberal, apostate Christianity for that purpose without, of course, using the words “liberal” or “apostate.” (p. 52)

The Greek word translated as stupid is moron, where we get our word for a mentally dull and sluggish person. In my judgment, only morons–more than 11,500 morons in this case–could sign a letter maintaining that the “timeless truths of the Bible” are compatible with the billions of unpredictable aberrations of evo-atheism. What do these apostate morons celebrate at their Sunday services, the lies about humanity’s origins told by Moses, Jesus, and Paul? (p.57-58)

What kind of monster parents teach their children that they’re descended from rodents and reptiles? (p. 66)

The chairman of the Texas Board of Education just endorsed a book that calls Christians who accept evolution “morons” and parents that teach their children evolution “monsters.” Impeach this idiot. Immediately.


  1. #1 Fred Bortz
    March 21, 2009

    Click my name below for a review that I wrote for the Dallas Morning News (also published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) of Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne.

    The Dallas review generated two letters, one from an “apostate” Christian in McLeroy’s view, and the other from someone who suggested I review an Intelligent Design textbook.

    I told the latter that my earlier Dallas review of Only a Theory by Kenneth R. Miller covered I.D. quite well enough for me.

    I’m still corresponding with the “apostate” and his libertarian atheist alter ego.

    Fred Bortz,
    Children’s Science Books
    Science Book Reviews

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