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NLR district acknowledges creationism at school

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 26, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The North Little Rock School District is acknowledging that creationism was taught in one of its schools but says the incident was isolated.

The district responded to a complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday, which asked administrators to block religious teachings in the community's public schools.

The district released a statement saying that creationism was taught one day and in only one classroom. Officials say administrators and teachers will be given additional training and that the district will monitor compliance.

District rules call for it to be neutral in matters of religion and to not advocate or disparage faith.

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arkateacher54_aol.com says... February 26, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.

How dare these wicked people deviate from the politically correct curriculum. Shocking that a SCHOOL would present actual ideas. I'll bet they also taught the wicked lie that Pluto was a planet for years and years. Their health classes no doubt taught that milk was nature's perfect food, then that it was full of nasty cholesterol, that eggs are great for you, no wait, eggs are bad, no eggs are good after all. In PE they had kids doing scientifically-approved set-ups for ages, until it was decided they are harmful. These PC evolution worshipers are the most closed-minded, pretentious fools around.

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Popsmith says... February 26, 2014 at 9:43 a.m.

God help us if we should teach our kids to think.

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Pobucker says... February 26, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.

Wouldn't it be the total sh*ts if scientists discovered God and It showed them the architectural plans for the universe and the ACLU had to tell It face to face in court why they were so damned hard-set against teaching the truth?

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djigoo says... February 26, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.

Talibangelicals and Christofascists hate America.

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nwar says... February 26, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.

That's the nice part about science and learning. As we continue to learn and confront evidence hat a previous view was not accurate, then we change our minds. And I wouldn't want my kids taught creation stories from the Bible as a rational alternative to evolution in a public school. If that's what you want, do it in Sunday school.

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GrimReaper says... February 26, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.

These people teaching this stuff better watch out because God is watching them.

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Pobucker says... February 26, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

And America hates the Christofacists and Talibangelicals right back. Those meddling bastards. America also hates libprofacists and Obamangelicals. Those arrogant bullies.

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JessePinkman says... February 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Gays and lesbians hate America; see Gooey, we can all play your game!

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SurferDuuuude says... February 26, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.

@djigoo - Dude, why do you say anyone hates America? Stupid is as stupid does, dude.

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JakeTidmore says... February 26, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.

Separate church and state. It's the American way.

Heaven help the churches if they ever proposed that they teach their adherents to think rather than believe without question. Then we'd have to designate them as schools and make them accountable to the US Constitution which our forefathers wrote.

I can hardly wait until they put Mein Kampf, Das Kapital, and similar books on the required reading lists at school and hear the outcries. Will anyone also reply to said complaints of these books being taught in a ironic manner that it is "Shocking that a SCHOOL would present actual ideas."

But, you sputter: "That's not the SAME!" One could basically say the same thing about all your arguments.

Superstitious groupthink has its place and that's called a church. It's taken centuries to cage the beast....please don't let it out of its cage.

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