The Institute for Creation Research is unhappy and by gosh, they’re not gonna put up with this horrible discrimination (Houston Chronicle):
A Bible-based school and research institute has asked the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to reverse its decision not to allow the school to offer a master’s degree in science education. [snip]
Institute spokesman Lawrence Ford said the voluminous appeal — it is 755 pages long, including supporting documents — is based upon a claim of “viewpoint discrimination.”
The appeal described the board’s decision as “academic (and religious) bigotry masquerading as Texas Education Code ‘enforcement.’ ”
Board members and staff are accused of denying the request in April because the institute and its leaders believe the biblical version of the Earth’s creation is literally true.
Gee. Can’t think why those narrow-minded folks would suggest a literal reading of Genesis doesn’t fall under the heading of “Science”… especially considering their request was initially approved in December (NY Times):
HOUSTON — A Texas higher education panel has recommended allowing a Bible-based group called the Institute for Creation Research to offer online master’s degrees in science education.
The action comes weeks after the Texas Education Agency’s director of science, Christine Castillo Comer, lost her job after superiors accused her of displaying bias against creationism and failing to be “neutral” over the teaching of evolution.
That crazy Ms. Comer, thinking science and theology are different subjects, eh?
In other news, the world is flat.
It’d be funny if it…. um… wasn’t.