I’m going to start this in MPSIMS and see how it goes - I don’t think there is a debate here…
The upshot of this is that a high school biology teacher in Indiana is a young earth creationist and spent two hours of classtime showing his students a Kent Hovind video.
So, I have issues - as I’m sure many of you do. Starting with … but, SCIENCE TEACHER! Should have a basic understanding of…you know…Science. As well as the whole “Freedom FROM religion” thing. (This guy is lucky my daughter wasn’t in his class).
But I also have another issue - his excuse is a great example of “evil or incompetent” - either we believe that a Science teacher is so uninformed about what is and is not legal to teach in his classroom regarding evolution that his is obviously professionally incompetent (avoiding the whole “a Science teacher who believes in YEC is incompetent” and just going on a teacher who breaks the law in his classroom and hasn’t done due diligence is incompetent), or he knew and put the school at risk for a lawsuit to further his own agenda - removing necessary resources from the school district and risking the communities tax dollars for a point that was decided long ago and hasn’t budged. Either should get him fired. And I don’t know of a way to think about this that isn’t on that binary scale.