Christians get to violate the First Amendment - again
A bill passed in Tennessee now allows teachers to teach the non-existent controversies about evolution and global warming.
This is another excellent example of Christian privilege - getting to violate the First Amendment for their benefit while violating it to the detriment of other religious or non-religious groups.
Science class is supposed to be about science. That is, only what has been scientifically researched, tested, and demonstrated should go. There is not nor has ever been a single scrap of evidence that YHWH created life on Earth as the book of Genesis describes. Genetics tell us that we were not descended from two people 6000 years ago, let alone eight people 4300 years ago. (And when Noah’s flood would have taken place according to the Bible, the Egyptians and Chinese were flourishing.)
Likewise, there is no controversy in the scientific field about global warming. The vast majority of scientists know global warming is real and that we must do something about it - and soon. There are a few dissenting voices, of course, but many of these are paid by Big Oil and the like, or aren’t even scientists at all but political pundits. (You can see a list of those who support it compared to those who don’t here.) In the meantime, we are seeing people in, for example, rural Africa suffering because of the effects of climate change/global warming. The Maldives are literally disappearing under rising sea levels. We are seeing flowers blooming earlier, birds breeding sooner, and every year arctic sea ice gets thinner and thinner. We literally don’t have time to waste on denialist nonsense.
Earth and her people needs more of us to stand up for freedom of/from religion, and for the responsible care of our only home in this vast universe. And it needs more people to oppose bills like this, which attempt to undermine both in one fell swoop.