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"SD panel kills bill on teaching intelligent design"

posted Feb 17, 2014, 8:15 PM by Weston Renoud   [ updated Feb 17, 2014, 8:15 PM ]
Truly sad news coming out of South Dakota. Jeff Monroe, a South Dakota state senator, recently withdrew a bill written to support the teaching of "intelligent design or other related topics" in the state's public and nonpublic schools. Thankfully Mr. Monroe was not pressured by the cult of natural selection but instead determined the bill "was written poorly" and he "didn't want to put the people in that committee in a tight spot."

From the SFGate Article:

The bill's entire text was: "No school board or school administrator may prohibit a teacher in public or nonpublic school from providing instruction on intelligent design or other related topics."

"I don't mind a good fight, but the amount of good that would have come from the bill would have been outweighed by all the misconceptions people have had," Monroe said. "I didn't want to put the people in that committee in a tight [spot]. Some agreed with the bill, but they would have had to vote against it, based on the fact it was written poorly."