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Christian school in London taught creationism as science

The Kings Kids Christian School in southeast London fell foul of Ofsted, the education watchdog, when it was found to be filling pupils heads with creationist baloney … in science classes! According to this report, the primary school did not meet independent school standards because students weren’t taught about scientific theories of earth’s origin. Ofsted […]

Creationist reappointed to Scottish education committee

Humanists in Scotland are among a number who have expressed concern that an evangelical creationist, Dr Nagy Iskander, above, has been reappointed to sit on the education committee of South Lanarkshire council. Iskander has been described as as one of “Europe’s most active creationists” by Ken Ham, the founder of Answers in Genesis, a US-based […]

Will someone please scupper these damn monstrosities?

The VerhalenArk, also called the “Ark of Noah” in English, ploughed into several boats in Holland’s port of Urk early on Wednesday afternoon. Owned by Dutchman Aad Peters, it was one of two bible-themed boats built by deranged Dutch building contractor and creationist Johan Huibers, who said in this interview: The people in the Netherlands have to […]

Creationism and other idiotic beliefs trashed by Julie Payette

Oh, how I wish we had more politicians like Julie Payette, Canada’s Governor General, who have the courage to stand up in public for plain common sense. In a week that saw Rick Perry, America’s godly Energy Secretary, making a complete arse of himself by saying that fossils fuels could reduce sexual assaults in Africa, […]

Answers in Genesis plans to boost creationism in Canada

Meet Calvin Smith, a man with a mission to stupidify Canada. Smith, according to creationist Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis outfit, has been chosen to correct a fault among Canadians: their resistance to creationist bullshit. The ridiculous Ham, above, right, says here: According to a recent study, a mere 15% of Canadians have any kind […]

Kentucky: Ark Encounter’s dodgy land deal reversed

The story so far … Ken Ham’s ludicrous Ark Encounter, unhappy with having to pay a proposed safety tax, decides to get itself tax exempted by selling the land it sits on to a non-profit associate for $10.00. State tourism authorities in Kentucky smartly retaliate by withdrawing the biblical theme park’s $18-million tax incentive. Ark […]

Latest Ark Encounter twist screws the folk of Kentucky

In a sneaky move that could rob Kentucky’s Williamstown and Grant County of much-needed revenue,  Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter has flogged its main parcel of land for $10 to its non-profit affiliate, Crosswater Canyon. The move followed a decision by Williamstown not to exempt Ham’s biblical theme park from paying a safety fee that would fund […]

Statue in Scopes Monkey trial town enrages Christian zealots

Inherit the Wind, the highly-acclaimed fictionalised account of the infamous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, chillingly portrayed the folk of a small Tennessee town as pig-ignorant Christian hicks. Stanley Kramer’s 1960 movie showed fanatics taking to the streets to demand the jailing of a high school substitute teacher who refused to fill his pupils’ heads with […]

Schools which promote Christianity hit with a lawsuit

Many children attending state-run schools in South Africa ‘need religion’ to help them cope with life’s difficulties. That’s the view of The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools (Fedsas) which has attacked Hans Pietersen, above, a Stellenbosch man who has launched a lawsuit against six schools which he claims forced Christianity on pupils. According […]

Ark Encounter is proving to be Kentucky’s white mammoth

Officials in Grant County, Kentucky were so convinced that creationist Ken Ham’s $92-million Ark Encounter would lead to a major tourism boom that they decided to fork out as much as $18 million in tax incentives for the project. The state also designated $11 million in road funds for an expanded interchange off Interstate 75 […]