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Zack Kopplin Vs. The Louisiana Science Education Act

Published May 28th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

 

Here’s a video of Zack Kopplin on Hardball last night.  Zack is the student battling the Lousiana Science Education Act – a law that would allow “supplemental textbooks and other teaching materials” into science classrooms.  Zack saw this (correctly) as a backdoor method to teach Creationism and has been leading the fight against it.

Some of us remember the LSEA bill passing in 2008.  Zack’s been trying to get it repealed since then.  He found a senator to sponsor the repeal and has since found thousands of supporters (including over 40 Noble Laureates).  Yesterday Zack brought teachers and scientists to testify in favor of the repeal in front of the Louisiana Senate Education Committee.

Zack makes a couple excellent points on Hardball.  One is that science *is* a process of critical thinking (one of the ostensible purposes of the law is to promote critical thinking).  Another point is that a state’s science standards determine how their students will be viewed elsewhere. 

He also slams Michelle Bachman which is both fair and entertaining.

All in all it was an excellent appearance.  Zack deserves a lot of credit for his work.  I for one am very impressed and I’m confident he has a bright future ahead of him.  Whatever the fate of the repeal, Zack’s done a tremendous service for the cause of rationality.  The fight is as important as the outcome.  The Louisiana legislature may reject reason for a few more years but the rest of the world has benefited from watching this ordeal.   There are bills similar to the LSEA all across the country – it’s an ongoing struggle, and I’m glad there are people like Zack on our side.

Zack, please let us know if you need anything from Team FSM.  We have your back.



386 Responses to “Zack Kopplin Vs. The Louisiana Science Education Act”

  1. Big Guy says:

    [link to http://www.thegospel.com

    Choose the March 10, 2010 video to hear this prediction.

    The statement that Bildeburg Head, Lord Rothschild of London, and Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger have tapped Obama to be the first to head up the New World Order comes about two-thirds of the way through the video program for which the link is provided above.

    Van Impe also says that two particular men of God (listed below) claimed to know who the religious figure was who bible prophecy says will accompany the Leader of the New World Order in his rise to global power.

    These two men of God were:

    Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen of Boston who was the USA’s first televangelist and had a TV program called “The Catholic Hour”. (now deceased)

    Father Malachi Brendan Martin, Ph.D. of New York City (now deceased) was an eminent theologian, Catholic priest, exorcist for 30 years, writer on the Catholic Church, and professor at the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute. Martin spoke ten languages, held three doctorates, and was the author of sixteen books covering religious and geopolitical topics which were published in eight languages.

    The religious leader that rises along side the Leader of the New World Order and institites a One World Religion will be a Jesuit Catholic who is close to the Vatican and “apeaks as a dragon” (i.e. is compromised by satanism).

    See link below about the Vatican and Satanism:

    Malachi Martin
    and the “Enemy Within”

    Satanic Plots and the Fall of the Catholic Church

    Martin alleged that there are evil cabals within the Vatican. He accused the Vatican of being infiltrated by satanists.

    • Midnight Rider says:

      No worries. God will handle that infiltration…won’t he? :)

      A while back a christian friend mass emailed a story about the movie, the Golden Compass and how it was going to turn our children into satanists. Tired of hearing these kinds of fear mongering stories, I replied back to my friend that the bible says the world will be DESTROYED! So why worry about stupid stuff like this….lol…it pissed him off…

      • tekHedd says:

        I hear the Golden Compass movie totally sucked. That’s too bad, because the books were pretty good!

    • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

      Big Guy, the amount of total bullshit you believe in is mind-boggling. I think you’ve underestimated the courage and intelligence of this young man to throw off the yoke of superstition.

      If the world were filled with people like you, instead of this young man, travelling exorcists (probably travelling by oxcart), would be holding witch trials.

      • Alphy says:

        I don’t have to worry about witch trials because I believe in premillenialial dispensationalism. So, I will be raptured off the earth and fly up into the sky during the great snatch called the rapture which is a part of the heressy created by the heretic John Nelson Darby who invented that theological pile of crap called premillenial dispensationalism. Also the tooth fairy and mother goose are going to escort me into the sky to see Geezus!

        Talk about eating shit!

      • Alphy says:

        Oh, in reference to witchs and witch trials: Modern day witchs fly on vacuum cleaners, not brooms, and brew herbal tea in their culdrons. Modern day witch brews are made from herbs. So, we can find all of todays witchs at the local herbal remedies and healthfood stores parking their Hoover Convertibles, Eureka uprights and Kirbys. So, now all the puritanical fundamentalists who believe in evil spirits and witchs know where to conduct their witch hunts. Fundamentalist whack jobs, who are the modernday descendants of the puritans who burned witchs will be selling good used vacuum cleaners that they have confiscated from the witchs before burning them. Buy a good previously witch owned Kirby vacuum cleaner from a local fundamentalist witch burner. They are only doing Godz will!

      • Olio says:

        TheFewTheProudTheMarinara said ‘probably by Oxcart’

        Only by Oxford. Everywhere else it’d be horse and buggy.

        Might be beneficial from a global warming perspective. Once they get the pirates in order as well, both would help contribute to a cleaner, albeit slower environment.

    • Brian Fritzen says:

      Wait. Weren’t you supposed to be raptured like a week ago? What happened? Did the invisible sky zombie on a stick FAIL to live up to your expectations? Did the rapture happen? Do you know why your “God” continues to fail? Because it doesn’t exist. At least the Greek, Roman, and Norse Gods intervened in their people’s struggles. But your “God” lol.

      Give me a fucking break.

      • Midnight Rider says:

        Sky zombie FAIL! :)

      • TimmyAnn says:

        To be fair it was only a certain sect that thought the Rapture was going to happen that day, so unless BG has said he believed it (I have neither the time nor the inclination to read all his posts), we can’t necessarily assume that he was involved in that particular piece of lunacy, just the general nonsense of the omnipotent, egotist in the sky who wants us all to worship him.

        • Keith says:

          Seems pretty clear to me that he/she/it did. I found it accidentally while reading other posts. under the “You sicken me” postings: just start to read from ATSAP REPOL’s posting on the 18th of April.

          Big Guy says:
          April 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM

          Yeah wait for it it’s at the door as you read.

          Seems to me that you did

      • Alphy says:

        The rapture has been temporarily put on hold until the fundamentalist nut cakes recalculated the snatch date according to heretic John Nelson Darby’s premillenial dispensationalism theological poop theory! So, we will be raptured but it will be into a world of Holy Poop!

    • Rev Toni Rigatoni says:

      Cutting and pasting’s going well then BG!
      Sorry everybody, now going back to ignoring him, I just couldn’t help it.

      Sauce be with you all,

      The Reverend

      • Alphy says:

        Holy shit, Reverend Toni! Mumm mummm GOOD!

    • Oak says:

      Big Guy, seriously mate, what are you STILL doing here? What were you EVER doing here? The Pastafarian ideals are:
      First- A sense of Humor
      Second- Logic
      These principles are obviously not yours, but you cant hope to win us over with sad-sack whingeing and half-baked accusations of satanism.

    • Olio says:

      ‘Fulton Sheen of’

      Is that person related to Martin or any of the other Sheens? Just wondering.

  2. puppygoogoo says:

    Well done Zack for standing up for what you believe is true.

    puppygoogoo

  3. The one and only Big Guy says:

    Go, Zack, go. You are the beacon of light in the midst of endless darkness, and for that God loves you.

  4. Omnipotent Zombie says:

    Zach should be a role-model for young free thinkers alike. He is very gutsy for doing this. Compared to me at the same age, he is far ahead of the curve. as a high school senior, I was fundie. (ugh!)

  5. Google Police says:

    I am going to arrest the religious fanatic identifying himself as big guy and charge with him with trolling. Maximum setence of a lifetime of grounding with absolutely no web access will be requested.

    • Google Police says:

      TWEEEEEEEET!
      IMPOSTER!!!! I am the real Google Police and you are under arrest!!!!!!!

      • Big Guy says:

        a taste of your own medicine…how’s it feel copper?

        • puppygoogoo says:

          yeah Big Guy, you really showed him. Idiot.

          puppygoogoo

        • puppygoogoo says:

          actually, are you Trent from Punchy?

          puppygoogoo

  6. Big Guy says:

    To my many followers tks for once again making the one and only Big Guy the most popular thread master on this pathetic site.

    As for Zack he’s just a rebellious kid reveling in his politically correct attention. Germaine Greer’s 1979 book (The Female Eunuch) revealed this anti god anti man decree decades ago, so it‘s not new. Reminds me of kids today who walk around with 10 lbs of metal attached to their faces. Defiance always gets you noticed & it’s always a bad idea. Zack hasn’t thought his position through. The atheistic edict teaches intolerance and in doing so hardens the heart with the devils hatred for Christendom. Zack hasn’t thought it through he’s juts a rebellious kid…

    • SovietTrollGuy says:

      Having the most thumbs down on the website dosent make you the most popular one on the website. May his holy noodly apendages have pity on you.
      Ramen.

    • Puppygoogoo's Big Guy says:

      So let me get this straight, by using this quote “Germaine Greer’s 1979 book (The Female Eunuch) revealed this anti god anti man decree decades ago” you dont believe women should have equal rights that men do? Im pretty sure the bible, pro god pro man, and its subsequent moral code was the cause for this book to be written. If you dont like women, hey all the more for us that see them as partners and equals.

      Puppygoogoo

      • Keith says:

        Perhaps this site could learn something from these rules http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/intro/#rules (Yes, I know I’m just as guilty as many others who post here).

        • Big Guy says:

          What are you trying to do…take all the fun out of this website? :)

    • TiltedHorizon says:

      “The atheistic edict teaches intolerance…”

      in·tol·er·ance

      –noun
      lack of toleration; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs, persons of different races or backgrounds, etc.

      — adj
      lacking respect for practices and beliefs other than one’s own

      I thought I’d post the definition since in this very post you have show zero tolerance to Zack, Germaine Greer, kids with piercings and Atheists. In past posts you have no issues showing intolerance for homosexuals, women, and non-Christians. Yep, clearly Christianity teaches ‘morals’.

      • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

        The 12 years of Christian education I received taught me plenty of intolerance. A nun told us the male body was ugly. A Christian brother apologized for letting blacks into the school. And back in the day, even slightly different sects of the same religion were headed for damnation.

        On the other hand, I’ve never heard of the “atheistic edict”. Thing is, we atheists are by definition free thinkers. We don’t respond well to indoctrination, BG. Christians, on the other hand, actually identify themselves as sheep.

      • Brian Fritzen says:

        If those are Christian morals, is it any wonder why I follow Atheist morals? Atheists are good for goodness sake.

        • Encyclodpedia Brit says:

          @Brian

          Does that mean Santa Claus visits you regularly?

    • darkstar says:

      Zeus and Sobek-Ra love you too Big Troll.

    • Noodly Goodness says:

      Wait wait wait… so rebellion is universally bad? Oh, I guess we better just hand the U.S. back over to the British Empire then.

      Sorry I couldn’t resist.

  7. Omnipotent Zombie says:

    This is probably being too political for the site, but Michelle Bachman seems to be cut from the same cloth as Sarah Palin. Either one would be awful choices for POTUS.

    • Atsap Revol says:

      OZ

      Oh FSM protect us from Palin or Bachman in high office. They are poor choices for dogcatcher, let alone POTUS. Yet they would capture the fundie vote. Maybe Big Guy is getting ready to run for president, and he’s starting his campaign here on our website.

      Atsap

    • Brian Fritzen says:

      I think the teabaggers have had their little “run.” Many mainstream, moderates and others will head out to the polls in 2012. The repubs really don’t have anyone to run against Obama. All their lies have not come to fruition. I think the repubs are going to be swept out the door.

      • Randy says:

        I sure do hope you are correct.

      • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

        If Palin does run, it will come out as to why she quit as Alaskan governor. She was one step ahead of being kicked out of office for personal use of public funds. And by the way, the committee who recommended she be impeached for it was 8 Republicans, 4 Democrats, and they voted unanimously. So she’s not only of low intelligence, but dishonest as well. I have no clue as to Bachmann’s honesty, but she is a moron and a liar.

        • Noodly Goodness says:

          Marinara, calling names isn’t very pastafarian of you…. :)

        • TheFewTheProudTheMarinara says:

          I calls ‘em as I sees ‘em.

          Bachmann confused John Wayne with John Wayne Gacy, says that same-sex marriage is the biggest issue in decades, and Politifact.com rates 59% of her (graded) statements as either false or “pants on fire”.

        • Olio says:

          ‘Bachman confused John Wayne with John Wayne Gacy’?

          In her defense, I confused Bachman with Wendy Murphy whilst trying to recall whom she is. It turned out they were speaking out on the same topic at one point in time. Both were outraged and the names stuck with me but not which quotes are attributable to which one. So I confused the two. A mis association. It seems as if politics often includes a race to squeeze in so much topically with efforts to be knowledgeable on just about everything there is to know. I once spoke to the campaign office, a volunteer of a certain politician by chance and asked what the candidates views on a particular topic was. I was asked to get them a record of demographics involved, to be very specific in the question and they would present this to the politician whom in turn would consider approaching the topic. It was pointed out that the person had only so much to emphasize time wise was restricted, something along these lines. Before answering someone would need to research the controversy factors, what the opposition has had to say on the subject, and only then if there is time consider a response. Whatever the persons personal response would be just based upon their own estimation gets lost in the shuffle. That is any candidate of any party anywhere potentially.

    • wulff says:

      I would love to see the Republican primaries come down to Palin and Bachman. The winner of the two would be the one who could out-bat-shit-crazy the other, and all Obama will have to do to campaign is run clips of their debates with a caption that says “Really?!”

    • Oak says:

      Hi guys I’m from England. I’ve got to say, here we dont anything like so much bible-bashing. In fact politicians make a point of NOT appearing too religious for fear of losing votes.
      The only american politicians we know are george bush and sarah palin … set my mind at rest here they’re not ALL like that are they?
      I mean surely there are SOME atheist political leaders?

      PS- Why is it that your conservative colour is red and the liberal colour blue when in England it’s the other way round and indeed in the rest of the world red is the colour of the far left?

      • ImAnAthiest2 says:

        Sorry to say mate, that in this country an admission of atheism would be political suicide for any candidate seeking a national office.

        • Noodly Goodness says:

          Yeah, and it’s because Europe kicked out all of it’s fundies back in the day, and they came here and formed the ‘bible belt.’

          So you shouldn’t really be surprised at the level of religious fervor you see.

          Also, there’s some sort of revival going on, I think in response to the recent rash of scientific discoveries that forced the creation of the concept of ‘Intelligent Design.’ Basically Douglass Adams had it right– God keeps trying to disappear in a puff of logic, and the fundies can’t stand to lose their mind control machine.

          I wish Christianity was what it was supposed to be, a moral compass for the masses rather than an excuse to be mean and nasty.

        • Noodly Goodness says:

          Oh, and about the red and blue thing– back in the day the political positions of the parties were reversed, if I remember right. Also, the association of Red with leftism is a relatively recent thing, I think. Somebody correct me if I’m mistaken, but didn’t that color scheme come out of WW2 and the Cold War?

  8. randomguy says:

    why did he mention new hampshire at the end? i dont get it…

    • Brian Fritzen says:

      Because Bachman was headed for NH.

      • randomguy says:

        lol really? she would NEVER win here, she should just give up on nh

        • Brian Fritzen says:

          I think she is the one who said, “Where in the Constitution is separation of Church and State.”

        • randomguy7890 says:

          actually thats sort of true in the fact that it doesnt use that wording

          and NH people are pissed off cause in concord she said “your the state who started the revolutionary war in lexington and concord.”

          which were not, that was in concord, MA not concord, NH, i dont even think there is a lexington in NH

        • Noodly Goodness says:

          *The separation is in the fact that the Framers never mention God in the Constitution itself. They did this on purpose.

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