An Inconvenient Movie
Even a liberal state like Washington has its share of mouthbreathing snakehandlers. In a Seattle suburb, the school district has stopped showing “An Inconvenient Truth” because one parent complained.
Funny how one person can have so much impact. Millions of people speak out against the madness in Iraq, with no response. One person complains about a scientific movie because it doesn’t mention Adam and Eve, and Poof — it’s gone.
Frosty and Gayla Hardison complained about “An Inconvenient Truth” to the local school board. The school board has now placed a moratorium on showing the film. The Hardisons have seven children, don’t believe in sex education (they obviously never had any themselves) and they want Creationism to be taught in public schools.
Frosty Hardison said “Condoms don’t belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He’s not a schoolteacher. The information that’s being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is.... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn’t in the DVD.”
Hardison also says he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old.
Gayla Hardison said “From what I've seen (of the movie) and what my husband has expressed to me, if (the movie) is going to take the approach of ‘bad America, bad America,’ I don’t think it should be shown at all. If you’re going to come in and just say America is creating the rotten ruin of the world, I don’t think the video should be shown.”
If any teachers in this district want to show “An Inconvenient Truth,” they will need the approval of the principal and the superintendent, and they will have to give equal time to Creationism and Adam and Eve.