Remember Lauri Lebo discussing the social costs of confronting religious intolerance in her book, “The Devil in Dover”? Did you think that the problem was confined to rural Pennsylvania?
Here’s Tom Willis, one of the architects of the evolution and cosmology-less science standards in the state of Kansas back in 1999:
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The arrogance displayed by the evolutionist class is totally unwarrented [sic]. The facts warrent [sic] the violent expulsion of all evolutionists from civilized society. I am quite serious that their danger to society is so great that, in a sane society, they would be, at a minimum, denied a vote in the administration of the society, as well as any job where they might influence immature humans, e.g., scout, or youth, leader, teacher and, obviously, professor. Oh, by the way… What is the chance evolutionists will vote or teach in the Kingdom of God? But, of course, I myself, am not deluded. “Kingdom Now” theology notwithstanding, I have no expectations that such a proposal will ever be implemented, for the simple reason that delusion is ordained by God to reign until Christ returns. (2 Thess 2:10)
That’s simply odious. And… he considers theistic evolutionists to be worse, if that is possible.
Religious intolerance of the sort promoted by Willis and various other antievolutionists needs to be confronted and repudiated.