Okla. Rep Sally Kern introduces what may be her stupidest legislation yet

Posted on 30 Jan 2016 at 9:00am
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Okla. state Rep. Sally Kern

Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern is having a ball this session.

Kern is the homophobic Oklahoma legislator who once called Dallas Voice “a source of evil.”

Earlier this week, she introduced new anti-gay bills that would prevent LGBT kids from seeking help from a counselor that might help them.

Now she’s introduced legislation that would allow science teachers to make up their own facts if they don’t care for the scientific facts.

Four “controversial” issues are mentioned in Kern’s bill: biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning. Her two bills have no co-sponsors.

The Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act says it will “help students develop critical thinking skills” since “areas of biology, chemistry, meteorology, bioethics and physics can cause controversy.”

“Toward this end, teachers shall be permitted to help students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories pertinent to the course being taught.” In other words, if science teachers don’t like the facts, they can make up their own.

Kern consistently sponsors anti-gay and anti-science bills. Since entering the Oklahoma Legislature, she’s basically passed nothing.

Someone in the Oklahoma legislature should introduce legislation that requires the state’s science teachers to believe in science.

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