This week in Federal Way schools, it got a lot more inconvenient to show one of the top-grossing documentaries in U.S. history, the global-warming alert "An Inconvenient Truth."
After a parent who supports the teaching of creationism and opposes sex education complained about the film, the Federal Way School Board on Tuesday placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the film. The movie consists largely of a computer presentation by former Vice President Al Gore recounting scientists' findings.
"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD." (emphasis mine)
Also shamefully omitted from the film was climate change resulting from burning bushes and the contribution of pillars of cloud to the worldwide greenhouse effect. (H/T Bill in Portland Maine.)
And that's why this week's Not-Even-Random Ten goes out to Frosty Hardison, for so graciously pointing out the omission of the six-thousand-year-old psychotic vision of a long-dead prophet from our high school science curriculum. Good catch, Frosty.
(Incidentally, today's Apocalyptic Index stands at 60.)
1. Jimmy Eat World, "Futures"
2. Ohio Players, "Fire"
3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, "Weight of the World"
4. Jamiroquai, "Canned Heat"
5. Dixie Chicks, "Everybody Knows"
6. Nelly, "Hot in Herre"
7. Michael Bublé, "Fever"
8. The Trammps, "Disco Inferno"
9. A Tribe Called Quest, "Hot 4 U"
10. Kent, "Before It All Ends"
Your Random Ten and apocalyptic predictions go in comments.