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Thousands of people are signing a new petition that bans the teaching of creationism and Intelligent Design in American classrooms.
In only one week, the petition has almost 24,000 signatures.
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The petition says, “Both of these so-called ‘theories’ have no basis in scientific fact, and have absolutely zero evidence pointing towards these conjectures. These types of loopholes in our education are partially to blame for our dangerously low student performances in math and science. Therefore, we petition the Obama Administration to ban the teachings of these conjectures that contradict Evolution.”
The petition was created by someone listed as A.J. from Vienna, Virginia. Nothing more is known about the author.
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In order to get a guaranteed response from the Obama Administration, the petition needs 100,000 signatures by July 15.
Ken Ham, the president of the creationist organization Answers in Genesis, said this petition is an example of the growing intolerance and hatred towards Christians in the US.
He said, “This anti-creationist petition is yet another example of the intolerance of evolutionist activists” who do not “want to see any challenge to their deeply held secularist worldview.”
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Written by Kristin Tate.
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