Talk about strange–some guy who has 7 children found out that his daughter was about to see An Inconvenient Truth, a movie about global warming. I haven’t seen the movie yet (although it is on our Antefix list). He went bonkers:
No you will not teach or show that propagandist Al Gore video to my child, blaming our nation — the greatest nation ever to exist on this planet — for global warming," Hardison wrote in an e-mail to the Federal Way School Board.
So why does he not want his daughter in 7th grade to see it? It isn’t that he thinks global warming is a lie–he is worried that steps will be taken to prevent it. And why does he want global warming to go ahead? Because:
The 43-year-old computer consultant is an evangelical Christian who says he believes that a warming planet is "one of the signs" of Jesus Christ’s imminent return for Judgment Day.
What "church" does this guy belong to? I am very curious to know what a warming earth has to do with the coming of Jesus? Maybe they believe that Hell is overheating, and it should not be stopped. To make it even worse, the poor science teacher got a reprimand for attempting to show ‘controversial materials’ without going through the proper guidelines. The school board then banned the movie–which was then lifted but only after the school agreed that it can only be shown if the principle gives written permission AND only if the opposite view is given. So why are some Christian fundamentalists blathering on and on about gays and lesbians trying to silence their religion when you have people like Frosty Hardison can stifle a science class?
Anyway, so what are these 7th graders going to hear about that talks about global warming not being an issue? The poor teacher can only find a Newsweek article titled "The Cooling World" and it was written 32 years ago.