In the beginning was The Word:
"It's still called the theory of evolution," Tory said after touring a 100-year-old Jewish school in a Toronto suburb.
"They teach evolution in the Ontario curriculum, but they also could teach the fact to the children that there are other theories that people have out there that are part of some Christian beliefs."
And, Lo! When it became undeniably obvious that Mr. Tory was seriously proposing that creationism be presented in the public school system as a viable scientific alternative to biological evolution, the backpedaling commenced, with that same Mr. Tory dishonestly "clarifying" his remarks by revising them totally:
Sensing a growing media storm, Tory later clarified his remarks to say that he meant creationism could be taught in religion class, and that he did not mean to suggest the two theories would be given equal weight in a science lab.
And Lo! The yapping poodles picked up on the desperate clarification and revisionism until you ended up with inane interpretations such as:
Why does it matter if private religious schools keep on teaching Intelligent design?
KC, John Tory did not suggest that creationism should be taught in science class.
Any suggestion that John Tory "favors" or "supports the teaching of creationism" is either Liberal spin, sloppy reporting, or some combination of both.
When you finally read someone's sincere suggestion that, "Hey, all he was saying is that we should be tolerant and respect each others' religious beliefs," you'll know the spin machine has done its job.
THE DUMBASSITUDE RISES TO THE TOP: This cannot possibly require any response from me:
Christian Conservative said...
For the record, all of you have it all COMPLETELY WRONG, and so does Tory. As a former faith-based school student, I can vouch for the fact that "creationism" isn't really dealt with at all in most schools, and if it is, it's dealt with in religion classes.
As for evolution, it's simply not taught at all... in order to have a good grasp on science, you DON'T need to be taught evolution... it is also a religious dogma, but of a humanistic nature.
Bottom line is that faith-based schools, for the most part, stick to the Provincial curriculum already... they just teach it from a more balanced perspective by leaving out the overly humanistic dogmas such as evolution that AREN'T necessary.
When you're discussing the gene pool, what word comes after "shallow"?