Thursday, June 19, 2008

Louisiana "Academic Freedom" Bill Goes to Jindal

The Louisiana SB733 has passed and now goes to Governor Bobby Jindal. According to the story:

Opponents, mostly outside the State Capitol, contend the legislation would inject creationism and other religious themes into public schools.

However, the Senate voted 36-0 without debate to go along with the same version of the proposal that the House passed last week 94-3.

The measure, Senate Bill 733, now goes to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is expected to sign it.

Part of the problem is that the opposition to this bill comes in the form of the ACLU and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (don't they have an acronym?) both of which are (sometimes rightly) seen as bogymen, opposed to any religious expression. Many people who are tired of activist courts legislating God out of the public sphere will fight this if for no other reason than it represents yet another attempt to remove control over their lives.

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