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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Discovery Institute Action Alert

FYI (as Chris Comer would say) --

I just received the following broadcast email from the Discovery Institute:

Academic Freedom Action Alert: Your Help Needed!

Darwinists Are Trying to Expel
Texas Board of Education Chairman


Chairman Targeted in Retaliation for Promoting Critical Thinking on Evolution

When elected officials take a stand for academic freedom, they become targets for the Darwin lobby. Because of his leadership and support for critical thinking on evolution, Texas State Board of Education Chair Don McLeroy has been targeted by Darwin's defenders in the Texas Senate who want to remove him from his position. Less than a month ago, the Texas Board adopted landmark science standards that will protect teachers who want to let students evaluate and critique the evidence for Darwinian evolution. Now Darwinists are trying to convince the state Senate to block McLeroy's reappointment as Board Chair.

"Supporting those, like Don McLeroy, who take a stand for academic freedom to question evolution at personal cost is one of the most important and effective things citizens can do," said CSC Associate Director John West. "It sends a message to elected officials that expelling leaders like Dr. McLeroy because of their stance on Darwin's theory is simply not acceptable."

Here's one thing you can do to help:
E-mail the chairman of the Senate Nominating Committee, Mike Jackson, at MIKE.JACKSON@SENATE.STATE.TX.US and tell him you support Dr. McLeroy as Chair of the State Board of Education. Be sure to e-mail the other committee members as well at these addresses: KEVIN.ELTIFE@SENATE.STATE.TX.US, GLENN.HEGAR@SENATE.STATE.TX.US, JANE.NELSON@SENATE.STATE.TX.US, ROBERT.NICHOLS@SENATE.STATE.TX.US, ELIOT.SHAPLEIGH@SENATE.STATE.TX.US, KIRK.WATSON@SENATE.STATE.TX.US

We've included a sample letter below:

Dear [Committee Member],

I support Don McLeroy as Chair of the State Board of Education, and I urge you to confirm the governor's nomination and bring it before the Senate for a vote.

Don McLeroy is a proven leader in education for Texas students. It is reprehensible that he has been targeted for removal because he has dared to question evolution and encouraged young minds to remain open to critical examination of Darwin's theory. It is for this reason that Darwin's defenders are trying to expel Dr. McLeroy from his role as SBOE Chair, and I hope that you will hear those of us who stand by Dr. McLeroy and support him against this political bullying by Darwinist groups.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Please stand with Don McLeroy and support academic freedom in Texas. Forward this email to your friends and family, and let's show the Darwin-lobby that they cannot expel critical thinking from the science classroom.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Jim said...

My God, if nothing else ID proponents have proven themselves to be a bunch of whiners.

When their attempts to push their personal beliefs into the classroom through backdoor methods are rebuffed, they claim they're victims and wwwwwhhhhhiiiiiiiinnnnnne and crrrryyyyyy.

Grow up, losers.LOL

Monday, April 27, 2009 8:57:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

There is plenty to whine about -- there is a campaign to deny Texas SBOE chairman McLeroy confirmation because of his views on evolution!

>>>> Grow up, losers.<<<<<<

Losers? Ha ha. You Darwinists are the ones who lost this time. Get used to it.

Monday, April 27, 2009 10:40:00 PM  

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