Do Not Fund Creationist Schools with Public Money
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Do Not Fund Creationist Schools with Public Money

    1. Zack Kopplin
    2. Petition by

      Zack Kopplin

      Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana has created a creationist voucher program. This program is providing millions of dollars to creationist private schools. These creationist schools are teaching absurd things like the Loch Ness Monster disproves evolution.

I exposed 20 schools in Louisiana who are teaching creationism and receiving public money.

Other states are copying Louisiana’s model. Texas, where I attend school, is going to introduce its own voucher program.  Texas' program will be modeled after Louisiana's.  If a voucher program passes in Texas, it will likely fund creationist schools with millions of taxpayer dollars.

Tell the Texas legislature not to use public money to fund creationist schools.  Tell them not to pass this creationist voucher program.

Check out CreationistVouchers.com for more information.

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    • Matthew Norby COPPERFIELD DRIVE, MN
      • 6 months ago

      If schools aren't going to stop teaching lies to their students, then they definitely don't deserve a penny of public money to help them teach those lies!

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    • William Athan WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
      • 8 months ago

      Inculcating impressionable children with the lie that creationism is a theory or the idiotic notion that a book contains the word and will of God not the words and ideas of the men that recorded the made up the stories followed by the agendas of the men that compiled it put it together, is not education. It is not even logical.Taking money I have paid for Public Schools and giving it to the mentally deficient to ruin children is quite frankly and ironically anathema to the separation of Church and state and does not follow with the intent of "TAXES".

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    • Keene Marin FITCHBURG, WI
      • 9 months ago

      Teaching creationism is not education, its miseducation. Any resources applied to this are not only a waste of taxpayer dollars, but a waste of time for the children, the teachers, and the people who have to speak up to oppose it!

      Religion has its place in places of worship, but teaching children that evolution is wrong, or that creationism is correct could not be more ridiculous.

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    • Mark Crisman LAKEWOOD, CO
      • 9 months ago

      Of all the things I don't want my tax money paying for, teaching religion in direct violation of the Constitution shouldn't be something I have to even sign up for. This is an illegal and ridiculous way to use taxpayer money, and should be stopped tomorrow.

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    • Jaid Moore CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Public money via taxes passes to the government. The First Amendment elucidates that there is to be a strict separation of church and state, which includes absolutely no allocation of public funding to private institutions, especially for religious purposes. If the public wishes to support a creationist school, it is perfectly within its rights to donate. However, for a state, as a branch of the federal government, to give any financial support to religious institutes is a clear violation of Supreme Court rulings on the First Amendment, is illegal, is immoral, and must be stopped.

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