A petition addressed to VP-elect Mike Pence asks for (drum roll, clash of cymbals!) …
A NATIONWIDE MORATORIUM ON THE TEACHING OF EVOLUTION IN SCHOOLS
(A “moratorium.” Just until we can figure out, you know, whether it’s really true or not.)
They’re looking for (drum roll again, even louder clash of cymbals)
>>> OMG!! ONE THOUSAND SIGNATURES!!! <<<
—You know, a stunning tidal wave of deep passionate concern from Americans.
Some absolutely verbatim excerpts from the petition:
It is obvious to us that Evolutionism-Darwinism is an anti-Christian atheistic dogma masquerading as science. According to renown (sic) philosopher of science, Professor Michael Ruse blah blah blah blah.
Evolutionists, indeed, themselves speak about their “theory” blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah “the scientific equivalent of the Holy Grail.”
Blah blah blah denying the work of a divine creator in the natural order blah blah blah sweeping theological contention blah blah blah!!!
Blah blah blah blah the Neo-Darwinian paradigm is on the verge of collapse blah blah!!
Blah blah blah! Blah blah its flawed historical narrative of origins which includes telling students that humans are walking sarcopterygian fish! Blah blah blah!!
It ends with:
We therefore urge you to persuade President Trump to issue an executive order imposing a nationwide indefinite moratorium on the teaching of evolution in public schools. For it to be effective, this order should clearly state that it supersedes the decisions of state and district boards of education regarding the science curriculum. Those schools that don’t comply with it should be completely denied federal funding and aid by the Department of Education, just as it is proposed that cities that provide sanctuary to illegal aliens ought to be denied assistance. We hope that you will act upon this very urgent matter and uphold truth and the American way of life we hold so dear.
(Yeah, one peep out of you freedom-hating bastards and we’ll jerk your funding so fast your head will spin! But hey, no pressure. We’re all about that “equal exposure and then letting the kids decide for themselves.”)
I’m seeing an opportunity in the comments section.