February 18, 2009

No sooner than Oklahoma’s SB 320 gets axed than we find out about another “academic freedom”/”strengths and weaknesses” bill. This time it’s Missouri HB 656 introduced on Feb 10th. As NCSE reports, Robert Wayne Cooper (R-District 155), the chief sponsor, has a history of wasting time introducing pro-creationism bills.

So the current state of play for 2009 is:

  • Mississippi – dead in committee
  • Oklahoma – dead in committee
  • New Mexico – in committee
  • Iowa – in committee
  • Alabama – in committee.
  • Missouri – in committee
  • Texas – at state board
  • Florida – looks like there’s to be a “teach intelligent design” proposal on the cards.
  1. MikeMa
    February 18, 2009 at 9:57 am

    So much wasted time and money. The courts will be busy if any more (bad LA) of these pass.

  2. James F
    February 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I’m going to bet that the New Mexico, Iowa, and Missouri bills all die with little fanfare in committee. I’m also going to bet that one of the next flare-ups with be South Carolina, and that bill, too, will die in committee.

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