"A Stunning Roundhouse Kick to the Separation of Church and State"


P.J. Tobia at the Nashville Scene reports on the Chuck Norris-endorsed National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, which is close to convincing one Tennessee district to start including Bible classes. The organization (Norris aside) is by all appearences a fount of kookdom.

On the NCBCPS's website, there's a link to Baugh's Creation Evidence Museum, which seeks to prove that the earth is a mere 6,000 years old and that man and dinosaurs lived side by side. On the website, Baugh's "scientific" data share space with Bible passages and his poems about the beauty of the Christian God. Also available is a book that Baugh co-wrote called September 11 is in the Bible Code, arguing that the Bible predicted the 9/11 terror attacks. Baugh is also trying to create something called a "Hyperbaric Biosphere" chamber in an attempt to test Biblical claims about the great flood of Genesis.

Elective Bible classes are sometimes seen as an acceptable breach of church-state separation. Who doesn't want their kid to grok the prime document of Western Civilization? But it's worth considering who's pushing this from school district to school district.

UPDATE: Somehow I missed this: Chuck Norris's virgin World Net Daily column.