New crackpot Darwinist outfit in UK
The British Centre for Science Education (BCSE) is a new international group of individuals formed to act as an umbrella organisation, with the primary purpose of stopping the teaching of Creationism in UK state schools . . . .
The United Kingdom is faced with a highly organised, well-funded coalition of fundamentalist Young Earth Creationist groups . . . .
The creationist movement receives money and assistance from other parts of the world including Australia, through Creation Ministries International and Creation Research International and the United States, through such organisations and individuals as Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research, the Discovery Institute, and Howard Ahmanson, the American billionaire recluse who also funds the Discovery Institute . . . . .
In particular, the movement is targeting the teaching of biology, physics, geology and geography in British schools, either directly within the lessons or through guest speakers and Christian Unions. Their actions undermine or subvert the teaching of these subjects and can result in the failure of pupils to pass their exams . . . .
The position has become so serious that two well respected and established British universities, Leeds and Leicester, are introducing compulsory remedial courses to undo the damage done . . . .
. . . . the movement includes extreme political objectives, one of which is the replacement of democracy with a theocracy based on its extreme religious opinions. Howard Ahmanson was, for a quarter of a century, on the board of the Chalcedon Foundation which advocated the murder of those that disagreed with its fundamentalist religion, and the re-introduction of slavery. Ahmanson funds the Discovery Institute, which has a clear agenda to take political power and he is also deeply involved in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.
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