Apartheid, yes. Evolution, no. That’s one of the conclusions of a strange and disturbing Evangelical Christian school curriculum developed in Texas imported into Britain.
Around 50 Christian schools in the UK, as well as scores of home-schooled pupils, are taught from text books which claim, among other things:
- the Loch Ness monster, which “appears to be a plesiosaur” from photographs, helps to disprove evolution;
- apartheid was beneficial to South Africa; reasons include the claim that segregated schools “made it possible for each group to maintain and pass on their culture and heritage to their children”;
- “unquestionable proofs” and “unarguable evidences” existed for creationism.
Pupils are also apparently taught that Noah’s Ark was real and that AIDS sufferers are ‘sinners’.
Only half of their time is spent learning bona fide academic subjects. The other half of their time is spent studying scripture and ‘learing’ from these imported textbooks. If you think this is scandalous, hold onto your rage and scorn. This is not the end of the story.
This curriculum has been ruled equivalent to international A- levels by a UK government agency! Yes, religious fundamentalist exams are judged on a par with A-levels.
Read the whole sad, pathetic, story in the Times Educational Supplement. And if you see a burning bush, best hide your firstborn just to be on the safe side.