Ohio Creationism Proposal Still Up For Consideration In Springboro Schools

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After a school board meeting on Tuesday, one Ohio school district is still considering adding creationism to its curriculum, despite criticism from students, teachers and civil liberties advocates.


The addition of creationism, which would be part of a larger “controversial issues” initiative, was first introduced by the Springboro school board in May. While the proposal received support from local tea partiers, it was greeted with hostility from community members and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Nevertheless, Springboro school board President Kelly Kohls, head of the Warren County tea party, said Tuesday that the issue would require more consideration, according to the Associated Press.

"I want to allow that discussion to happen," said Kohls. "We're going to leave it on first reading for quite a while."

According to local outlet WDTN-TV, the board meeting was filled with community members who voiced their objections to the proposal.

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  1. It is not controversial. Controversial mean there are facts to support both sides. There is zero evidence for creationism. The only motive to teach it is forcing some fundamentalist religion down other people’s kid’s throats. It is wrong . It is rude. It is unconstitutional. The problem is most Americans think nothing of spitting on the constitution. They are technically traitors.

    Americans say they stockpile guns to protect the constitution. If that were really true, we would never hear a word of this creationist nonsense.

  2. I’ve been wondering for a while where the CFSM is in this debate? Isn’t it their duty send a disciple to these negotiations arguing that Flying Spaghetti Monsterist creation theory should be taught alongside biblical creationism and evolution?

    What exactly is the CFSM narrative regarding the creation of the universe anyway? I suspect they just substitute the FSM for Chronos, who mixed aether and chaos into a celestial egg and kneaded it until the big bang event…or something.

    Speaking of which, why isn’t Helenic creationism taught in our schools? Why isn’t there a chapter on Prometheus and Pandora? Why aren’t the cosmological forces of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva taught in biology class as yet another controversial hypothesis of how the universe was formed? Where’s the chapter on the rising of the benben from the nu and the lotus flower from which Ra spawned?

    Are these hypotheses less important than biblical creation? They are older than the bible, and have at least as much evidence pointing towards their veracity as Genesis.

    Where, by the Pillars of Creation, is the CFSM?

  3. More teach the controversy bollocks, time and again they are happy to peddle this garbage – no controversy just out and out lies with intention to brainwash children into believing this religious shit.

  4. Teach Evolution = Nazism. Turns kids into homicidal atheist rapists.
    Teach Creationism = Every kid (and adult to I guess) will be polite little robots who will always do the “right” thing, everybody’s happy, even those who aren’t, but they have to, otherwise they’ll BURN IN HELL.

    True story.

  5. Surprising that there are still people that think the only way to teach reasonableness and promote human well being is to band around bloody fairy stories. That people can only live fulfilled and happy lives if they suspend reason and wrap themselves in a veil of pathetic and utterly childish delusions.

    The way forward has to be to teach reasonableness through reason and that must have something to do with knowing what constitutes evidence and making judgements about what is worth knowing.

  6. “I want to allow that discussion to happen,” said Kohls. “We’re going to leave it on first reading for quite a while.”

    According to local outlet WDTN-TV, the board meeting was filled with community members who voiced their objections to the proposal.

    Reading between the lines, this says: “We are going to wait until the hostility against this deception dies down, and then quietly try to sneak it through!”

  7. ” Debate sides of controversial issues “

    Will they ever get the fact that evolution, the fact, and the theory of evolution by natural selection, which explains much about evolution, is only controversial in their pointy little heads?

  8. Not all Christians are numskulls. But hell, from the noise they make, the USA variety of Christian YECs are the most ignorant, arrogant and politically powerful group of numbskulls.

    “I want to allow that discussion to happen”

    says the numbskulls’ cheerleader. Has she no idea about what has happened in the real world since 1859 and the publication of On the Origin of Species? Clearly not. It appears ignorance is a virtue. I wonder if she has adopted Mitt Romney’s advice and had a “quiverfull” of kids herself, ready to be home schooled in creationist nonsense.

    “How did you get home from school today Luke?”

    “Oh I walked across the river.”

    DOH !!!!

  9. After a school board meeting on Tuesday, one Ohio school district is still considering adding creationism to its curriculum, despite criticism from students, teachers and civil liberties advocates.

    ” Debate sides of controversial issues “

    Yep! – Why the hell are uneducated scientific illiterates who refuse to listen to expert advice, being given places on school boards to discuss the curriculum??
    That sounds controversial enough to me to require a debate and a resolution of the problem!!

  10. Creationism wasn’t the only thing the Springboro BOE discussed at the last board meeting. The majority BOE, led by “Dr.” Kohls, has also arranged for 2 religious/political/revisionist history of the Founding Documents organizations to present using our public school facilities over the summer: The Institute For The Constitution from The American View (our speaker will be David Barton over a 12 week period, running into the school year) and the National Center for the Constitution, currently pushed by none other than the Tea Party Patriots and their “adopt a school” program. Apparently the minority BOE were unaware that the public school would be the sponsor for these groups, and the Springboro Superintendent responded to my protest email saying, “This is strictly a board initiative”, although in the flyer sent to the community, one can submit their registration fees to the secretary of the Superintendent.
    Community members keep speaking out. The ACLU, AU, and the FFRF have all sent warning letters, but the majority BOE keep moving along with their religious/political agenda:
    http://www.fox45now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wrgt_vid_14334.shtml

    Those in the community opposed to the BOE’s agenda will keep voicing our outrage over their persistence of injecting THEIR religious/political view into our public school system. One parent asked for the resignation of “Dr.” Kohls in the June 27 meeting. Kohls has also formed the Ohio School Board Leadership Council, in which she removed Springboro Schools from the State of Ohio BOE (we were a founding member of the OSBA) and placed Springboro in her “conservative alternative.” AND, she made herself President of this organization with her “like-minded” (she uses this term quite often in her speaking engagements) board of directors from various Tea Party orgs around Ohio. Oh, 2 of the 3 sponsors listed on the OSBLC’s website: American’s For Prosperity and the Tea Party Patriots.
    http://www.theamericanview.com/evolution-is-anti-american/

  11. Remember the Dover case! This has went to court before! And I am pleased to boast, creationism had a really bad loss.. they had nothing.. when it comes to evidence, religion is equal Santa clause myths.

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