Thursday, April 08, 2010
Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned-Creationism Described As ‘Biblical Myth’
Praise God there is one man in this school district who has the courage to stand up for the truth. It is very obvious that this biology book is bias and discriminates against Christians and hopefully this Knoxville father, who wants the biology book banned, will see it come to pass soon.
Story from Fox News
A Tennessee school board has decided to postpone its decision on banning a textbook after a father told the board, its ‘bias’ against Christians. Kurt Zimmermann is appealing a Knoxville school district's decision to keep the book. He says the textbook used in his son’s biology class cites creationism as a "biblical myth." According to reports, Zimmermann requests, 'non-biased' textbooks be used. In his words, the current textbook's phrasing misleads, belittles and discourages students in believing in creationism and calls the Bible a myth.
Jesus said:“But from the beginning of the creation God mad them male and female." Mark 10:6
"Education material that is offensive, intolerant, racist, or one-sided in nature should not be used in our school system," Zimmermann told the board members Wednesday.
Knoxville County School superintendent Jim McIntyre says the committee's finding to keep using the book is appropriate. However he asked the board to hear Zimmerman's appeal Wednesday, April 7. That has now been postponed to the next board meeting Wednesday, May 5.
During the meeting, Zimmerman told the board the content of the textbook is offensive. He refers to a quote from page 319 in the book, Asking About Life, where creationism is described as, "the biblical myth that the universe was created by the Judeo-Christian God in 7 days."