People who do not live in this part of the US often say that religious radicals like Kern, and his infamous wife Sally Kern, dont really exist. When people like me address/confront people like the Kerns, people who dont live in this part of the US like to say that I am misrepresenting Christianity/Christians, a beautiful, elegant, intelligent, thoughtful religion, that Christians take very seriously, spiritually and academically.
But, as you can plainly see, spiritual and academic dullards like the Kerns not only exist, but they hold a lot of political sway in this part of the US. You remember me talking about HB 1551, introduced by politician Sally “Evolution undermines Christian principles. Period.” Kern a while back, allowing Creationists and Anti-Global Warmers to inject their personal religious, political, and social beliefs in the science classroom (curiously, none of the topics that actual working scientists would call scientific controversies, like whether quasispecies is a valid model for the population dynamics of very large populations?)? It was resurrected this year, and it passed in the House.
It goes to the education committee on Monday.
It might pass there too.
If you want to help, please send a short email to the following members of the OK education committee, from your Big Kid email addresses with your real names. If you are from Oklahoma, please emphasize that.
Senator John Ford (R) (Chair) email@example.com
Senator Gary Stanislawski (Vice Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Cliff Branan (R) email@example.com
Senator Josh Brecheen (R) (sponsor of similar bills)
Senator Greg Childers (R) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Kim David (R) email@example.com
Senator Judy Eason McIntyre (D) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Earl Garrison (D) email@example.com
Senator Jim Halligan (R) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator David Holt (R) email@example.com
Senator Clark Jolley (R) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Charlie Laster (D) email@example.com
Senator Richard Lerblance (D) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Mike Mazzei (R) email@example.com
Senator Jonathan Nichols (R) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Susan Paddack (D) email@example.com
Senator John Sparks (D) firstname.lastname@example.org