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Teaching Trouble In Texas

Meet the new chairman of Texas' Board of Education. The Texas Freedom Network (TFN) on Tuesday revealed a side of “intelligent design” proponen

Meet the new chairman of Texas' Board of Education.

The Texas Freedom Network (TFN) on Tuesday revealed a side of “intelligent design” proponents rarely seen by the public at large. The group released a transcript and recording of an extraordinarily candid speech given in 2005 by recently named State Board of Education Chairman Ron McLeroy.

McLeroy told a gathering at

Grace Bible Church in Bryan, Texas, of his efforts to expunge evolution from the state’s high school biology textbooks. “Back in November 2003, we finished [the]...adoption process for the biology textbooks in Texas.... I want to tell you all the arguments made by all the intelligent-design group, all the creationist intelligent design people, I can guarantee the other side heard exactly nothing,” he said.

He went on, condemning other Christian board members for not following his lead.

It gets worse. The Wall has the whole story.

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