CHRISTIANZ IN THE HOUSE
Florida Republican Congresswoman Katherine Harris, who is running for Senate:
tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you’re not
electing Christians, then in essence you are are going to legislate
…Whenever we legislate sin, and we say abortion is permissible and we
say gay unions are permissible, then average citizens who are not
Christians, because they don’t know better, we are leading them astray
and it’s wrong.”
I don’t really need to comment on that, do I? She should be voted out on sentence structure alone.
Jennifer Marks, Harris’ campaign spokesman:
Americans from all walks of life and faiths to participate in our
government. She continues to be an unwavering advocate of
religious rights and freedoms.”
Oh, is THAT what she meant?
And then there’s this:
Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List
By Cornelia Dean
Evolutionary biology has
vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of
a federal education grant for low-income college students.
The omission is inadvertent, said Katherine McLane, a spokeswoman
for the Department of Education, which administers the grants. “There
is no explanation for it being left off the list,” Ms. McLane said. “It
has always been an eligible major.”
Another spokeswoman, Samara Yudof, said evolutionary biology would
be restored to the list, but as of last night it was still missing.
If a major is not on the list, students in that major cannot get
grants unless they declare another major, said Barmak Nassirian,
associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers. Mr. Nassirian said students seeking
the grants went first to their college registrar, who determined
whether they were full-time students majoring in an eligible field.
“If a field is missing, that student would not even get into the process,” he said.
That the omission occurred at all is worrying scientists concerned about threats to the teaching of evolution.