During his eight days as a part-time high school biology teacher, Kris Helphinstine included Biblical references in material he provided to students and gave a PowerPoint presentation that made links between evolution, Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood.
I’m real curious how he connected the 3. Although…. 🙂
That was enough for the Sisters School Board, which fired the teacher Monday night for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of evolution.
“I think his performance was not just a little bit over the line,” board member Jeff Smith said. “It was a severe contradiction of what we trust teachers to do in our classrooms.”
Isn’t it interesting how a “theory” has become fact?
“Critical thinking is vital to scientific inquiry,” said Helphinstine, who has a master’s degree in science from Oregon State. “My whole purpose was to give accurate information and to get them thinking.”
Helphinstine said he did not teach the idea that God created the world. “I never taught creationism,” he said. “I know what it is, and I went out of my way not to teach it.”
Critical thinking evidently is a thing of the past. If it’s not in the liberal propaganda playbook, it’s not worthy of teaching.
“He took passages that had all kinds of Biblical references,” Rahm said. “It prevented her from learning what she needed to learn.”
Board members met with Helphinstine privately for about 90 minutes before the meeting. The teacher did not stay for the public portion.
“How many minds did he pollute?” Dan Harrison, the father of a student in Helphinstine’s class, said at the meeting. “It’s a thinly veiled attempt to hide his own agenda.”
A better question: How many minds have already been polluted by the public education system?