Praise Jebus, I’m not in Texas watching the hearings as Don McLeroy is considered for reappointment as chairman of the Texas Board of Education. Yeah, Don “Someone’s got to stand up to the experts” McLeroy.
Praise Jebus also that Texas Freedom Network was there watching. And wouldn’t you know it, McLeroy brought the crazy. Asked about his desire to challenge evolution in science classes, McLeroy says:
I think what we?re doing is destroying America?s soul in science.
Set aside that he previously stated that his goal is not religious indoctrination, but I’m pretty sure that saving students’ souls is not a secular purpose in established Constitutional law.
The legislature is considering legislation which would strip the Board of Education of much of its power over textbooks, and I must say that the bill, SB 2275, can’t pass soon enough.