Superstitious Nonsense

7:35 AM -- You'll be happy, I'm sure, to know that superstitious nonsense is now constitutionally protected. The Orange County Register (not in Texas) carries news of another victory for the embattled head-up-the-fundament minority. For the truth? Not so much...

    A Mission Viejo high school history teacher violated the First Amendment by disparaging Christians during a classroom lecture, a federal judge ruled today.

    James Corbett, a 20-year teacher at Capistrano Valley High School, was found guilty of referring to Creationism as “religious, superstitious nonsense” during a 2007 classroom lecture...

    "Corbett states an unequivocal belief that Creationism is 'superstitious nonsense,'" U.S. District Court Judge James Selna said in a 37-page ruling released from his Santa Ana courtroom. "The court cannot discern a legitimate secular purpose in this statement, even when considered in context."
No secular purpose here, folks. Just move along...

Ach. Maybe it was the use of the always incendiary "S" word that got him in trouble. "Puerile idiocy" or "contemptible horse-exhaust" would, I think, have been more politic.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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