Indiana State Sen. Dennis Kruse is one of the most anti-science, pro-forced Christianity legislators in the country. This is a guy who co-authored a bill to require recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in public schools, wanted Creationism taught in science classrooms, and tried making it illegal for kids to learn sex ed in school without their parents’ permission.
No wonder he’s trying to put forth that Creationism bill again. And that’s not the only disturbing thing about Senate Bill 373. There are actually three separate parts that need your attention.
The first tells schools to put up a “durable poster or framed picture” that says “In God We Trust.” And don’t think you can get away with a small little thing, either. The bill specifies that the poster must be “at least four inches in height by fifteen inches in width and include print large enough to fill the dimensions established by this subdivision.”
The second says that any district offering elective classes that survey the religions of the world — say a “comparative religions” class — must include “the study of the Bible.”
The third is perhaps the most troubling:
The governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.