NCSE just alerted me to a bill in congress that has an earmark for a pro-creationist group:
“The United States Senate is poised to fund the development of an
antievolution “science education program” in Louisiana. Please contact your senators to ask them to remove the earmark from the Improvement of Education, Title III Fund.
Please do this today. It is possible that the bill will be voted on as
early as Tuesday, October 16, 2007.”
You can read more about the bill here:
“Sen. David Vitter, R-La., earmarked $100,000 in a spending bill for a Louisiana Christian group that has challenged the teaching of Darwinian evolution in the public school system and to which he has political ties,” ….Buried in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s version of the appropriations bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education is a provision allocating funds to the Louisiana Family Forum of Baton Rouge “to develop a plan to promote better science education.” The bill is presently awaiting action on the floor of the Senate.
In a written statement, Vitter explained, “This program helps supplement and support educators and school systems that would like to offer all of the explanations in the study of controversial science topics such as global warming and the life sciences.”