Creationists are geniuses

Really, they are. A while back, the Institute for Creation Research moved to Texas, where they expected a friendly welcome, and instead they got spanked: their request to be allowed to hand out degrees was turned down by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This made the ICR angry, and they made a wacky lawsuit. A genuinely deranged brief. Their minds work in very twisty weird ways.

They've gone down in flames — they are not authorized to give out degrees. But those creationist brains that scuttle sideways and inside out are not daunted by this mere legal restriction! Their website now proudly proclaims that they offer a Master of Christian Education (M.C.Ed.) degree. How can they do that? read the faq.

11. Is ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics program accredited?

Due to the nature of ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics—a predominantly religious education school—it is exempt from licensing by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Likewise, ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics is legally exempt from being required to be accredited by any secular or ecumenical or other type of accrediting association.

That's freakin' brilliant. Are they offering accredited degrees? NO. The THECB refused to license them. But instead of saying that, they cleverly dodge the question. Imagine some poor gullible teacher suckered into getting a Masters in "Christian Education", and then going back to her school administrators and waving her diploma around to justify getting a promotion.

"Is that an accredited degree from a licensed university?"

"They are exempt from licensing."

"So it's not licensed…is it accredited?"

"They are legally exempt from being required to be accredited."

"So it's not accredited."



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