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Arizona’s new education chief is a young earth creationist

Arizona’s new education chief is a young earth creationist

Remember Republican Senator Sylvia Allen of Snowflake, Arizona?

She’s the devout Christian halfwit who became a national laughing stock when she suggested that America’s ‘moral decay’ could be halted if mandatory church attendance was introduced to a nation that had strayed from the path of biblical righteousness.

Lamenting the passing of the good old days of her youth in the 1950s , Allen said:

People prayed, people went to church. I remember on Sundays the stores were closed …  biggest thing is religion was kicked out of our public places, out of our schools.

Well, Allen – who believes the earth is a mere 6,000 years old – is now in a position to remedy that. According to this report, she has just been made the new chairwoman of the state Senate committee that oversees the state’s education.

Yesterday, Senate President Andy Biggs named Allen to lead a committee that acts as a gatekeeper for education-related legislation, such as Common Core and spending.

Said Biggs:

She understands what Arizona students and parents need in our education system. She is a very experienced legislator and I know she will do a wonderful job.

17 responses to “Arizona’s new education chief is a young earth creationist”

  1. Broga says:

    She sounds like genuine, unadulterated, 100 per cent religious nutter.

  2. AgentCormac says:

    How does this happen? Andy Biggs has put a moron who flies in the face of scientific fact in charge of child education for an entire state. He’s the one who needs taking to task here.

  3. Trevor Blake says:

    Private beliefs? I have mine, so I’m not one to talk.

    Mandating one’s private beliefs for others? Here the line is crossed.

  4. Dennis says:

    Good thing I am out of school or I would be spending time at the principle’s office but at least I could read a science book, a real one.

  5. See what hides beneath a cloak of piety? It’s what religion is FOR!

  6. Cali Ron says:

    What an ignorant twit. She clearly is not qualified for the position, not only for her evangelical believes that defy science and common sense, but for her appalling lack of knowledge of American history. Her knowledge seems to be limited to the backwards town of under educated ,god deluded fools where she grew up. Nothing like religious fools perpetuating their ignorance. I hear religious nutters praying for god to save us all the time, but who’s going to save us from them.

  7. Lon says:

    She’s not so young if she remembers Sunday blue laws.

  8. TrickyDicky says:

    She looks a lot like Kim Davis with a makeover.

  9. 1859 says:

    Come on guys – she’s got Satan’s fingernails! Look at them!

  10. Broga says:

    “She understands what Arizona students and parents need in our education system.”

    That includes teaching that the Earth is 6,000 years old. Extraordinary that this dimwit should have any influence on the education of the USA. Meanwhile, Far Eastern nations produce scientists and forge ahead while this clown stays imbedded in the Middle Ages.

  11. Angela_K says:

    So Allen laments the “good old days”when religion ruled; so will she bring back lynching, book burning and Witch trials?

  12. Lucy1 says:

    I expect she, and people like her,would think that book burning was a very good idea. Ideas are their enemy. And as we know, if you burn books, it is often only a short hop and skip to burning people.

    Mainly, xtains would not agree with witch trials etc, I am sure. But some would.

  13. Angela_K says:

    Lucy1. I recently saw the film “Devil’s Knot” about the so called Memphis three – very much like the Salem Witch trials. Three teenagers were falsely sentenced to life imprisonment because the Judge, Police and the community in which they lived was a hotbed of evangelism and the teenage boys were the likely suspects because they listened to heavy Rock music and wore black clothing.

  14. Vanity Unfair says:

    “…America’s ‘moral decay’ could be halted if mandatory church attendance was introduced to a nation that had strayed from the path of biblical righteousness.”
    “Lamenting the passing of the good old days… , Allen said:
    ‘ … biggest thing is religion was kicked out of our public places, out of our schools.’

    Yes, it’s in the Constitution (Bill of Rights: Amendment 1) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” If I, as a possible foreigner, know that why do US American legislators not know it.

  15. Angela_K says:

    OT but relevant, it is ten years since the school board at Dover, Pennsylvania lost their case and science won.

    http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/demise-of-intelligent-design/

  16. Cali Ron says:

    @Vanity Unfair : You make a better American than Sylvia Allen is. How pathetic is it when a senator advocates a policy that violates the bill of rights by imposing mandatory religion, one of the main reason we fought for independence from England. Arizona is competing with Texas and Kentucky for the most ignorant and intolerant state. It is a close race to the bottom. Give me crazy, progressive Cali any day. Whenever I hear conservatives here complain about liberal Cali I suggest they move to Texas, Arizona or Kentucky. Good riddance.