Nope, there’s not a punch line. And no- this is not a headline from Murdochs tabloid the NY Post nor the moonies Washington Times.
Thousands of kids in Louisiana will receive public vouchers to attend private schools in the state that teach the Accelerated Christian Education program. And among other gems, will be taught that the Loch Ness Monster is real. Apparently this proves that dinosaurs and humans shared the earth at the same time, and disproves Darwin and evolution.
From the biology book used: “Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘Nessie’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur.”
Another claim is that Japanese fishermen have caught a dinosaur.
Some textbooks used in some states praise the Klu Klux Klan as an organization fighting moral decay and proudly brandishing the cross.
Another textbook, published by Bob Jones university, says that dinosaurs were fire breathing dragons.
Other books claim homosexuality is a learned behavior.
Estimates are that 200,000 children in the US are receiving this “education” each year.
Is it any wonder our country is in the shape it’s in….