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Another School Caves to Anti-theist Group Over Field Trip to Study Fossils

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Published on: June 2, 2015

It seems to be a repeating story.  A school, somewhere in America, sets a policy or plans an event, and some group threatens to sue.  Consequently, the school administration, school board, or teacher fearfully caves to their demands.  The children have less opportunity to get a full understanding or exposure and suffer for the lack of experience.  I am sad to say that it has happened again.

Christian News reports:

Public school officials in Montana recently canceled a field trip to a local creation museum after a prominent church-state separation group threatened to file suit.

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What had been planned as both a reward and as an educational opportunity for the children has been cancelled because it might expose the children to a non-evolutionary view.  So much for intellectual neutrality.  But how could we really believe there ever was any neutrality?

Christian News reports:

Permission slips had been sent home to parents to allow their children to go on the trip.

But because the museum is operated by the Christian group Foundation Advancing Creation Truth (FACT) and puts forth a biblical worldview about creation, the church-state separation group Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) sought to put an end to the trip. It sent a letter to school officials earlier this month asserting that it would be illegal for a public school to send children to the museum.

The fact is that the atheist knows that there is no possible way to teach any subject neutrally.  He knows that just as atheistic science books produce atheistic material, Christian or creationist museums will produce their perspective.  The problem for the atheist is that their view cannot win in an honest world.  They know that if given a fair hearing, Christian creationism will win the day.

But this was not even the case.  Origins of the universe were never to be brought up during this trip.  The purpose for the trip was to look at fossils and discover facts about their discovery and origin.

Robert Canen told the Christian Post, “While our museum is based on biblical history and all of our exhibits are set in that context, we provide a tour that focuses on the fossils displayed in the museum and the characteristics of those fossils.”

“We mention complexity and design, but we stay away from any discussion of the Bible for public school tours,” Canen continued. “We understand that our signage refers to special creation and the biblical timeline, but we don’t draw attention to those signs for public school tours.”

The main issue is that these atheists want to control the information.  If they do, they think they will convert these students into atheists.  The problem with this is that if you hold a fool’s system, you have to cut off all other information to show yourself tenable.  And we should pressure schools and legislators to ignore any and all complaints that are not tied to a parent of the school.  If the atheist group is not local and has a parent as its client, they cannot file suit.

We lack men in this country with backbone to resist this fascist movement.  But God will win the day.


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