Louisiana Family Forum President: Evolution Proponent is an Alinsky Radical!
A couple of weeks ago, the Louisiana Family Forum, which has been trying to get creationism taught in Louisiana classrooms, suffered a loss when the biology texts recommended for purchase by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education were not ones that the LFF recommended. I put up a page here about the win for sanity.
In today’s newspaper, a letter to the editor from Louisiana Family Forum President Gene Mills, in which he warns us all that SLU Professor Barbara Forrest is an Alinksy Radical - ELEVENTY1!11 - or something, for supporting the teaching of evolution Louisiana schools.
Good grief, those people are nuts. Here’s the beginning of his letter:
Academic freedom fighters!
In “Rules for Radicals,” Saul Alinsky advises leftist organizers to “antagonize opponents.”
“The real action is in the enemies’ reaction,” he writes in his infamous 1971 classic strategy manual.
Well, the radicals are busy in Baton Rouge! Evidenced by Friday’s letters to the editor in yet another shameful mischaracterization of Louisiana Family Forum by Dr. Barbara Forrest, professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University and self-described expert on religion.
He continues on to insist that the LFF “pursuit and passage” of the sneakily named “Louisiana Science Education Act” was for the purpose of promoting “critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories … “, one of which would be, of course, the LFF version of the origins of life.
He also insists that the biology texts being considered for purchase by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education are “… complete with dogmatic misrepresentations, myths and discredited evidence sure to satisfy Alinsky radicals.”
Read the whole sorry letter here, if you have the stomach for it.