Louisiana is heavily pursuing a school voucher program for the 2012/2013 school year. I probably don’t have to tell my readers I think this is incredibly stupid. It will no doubt land children in schools explicitly teaching creationism over evolution and many other church state separation issues.
Oddly enough atheists have found a strange bedfellow in opposing this measure, though abet for very different reasons.
“Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion,” Hodges said. “We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.”
First off, not all of the founders were christian obviously to anyone knowledgeable of U.S. history, but mostly I just find it funny that they suddenly understand what atheists are objecting too with school vouchers when they realize that not everyone has the same religious beliefs they hold.
Apparently she thought it was totally cool for the state to support schools supporting Christian schools who teach anti-science rhetoric and revisionist history.
At least there are suits ongoing to block this legislation.