Parents in the Berkeley Unified School District are horrified to discover that one of their elementary school teachers is a creationist. Berkeley is like another weird world: this is so common everywhere else, and Berzerkeleyites are so shocked when it happens among their own. I was actually amused at what the creationist teacher did, though.
Parents said that Martin had listed Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Harry Potter under fiction on the blackboard, which promptly reduced some of the 8-year-olds to tears, after which she made the comment about God. [“the only thing they should believe in was God”]
They said that Martin then said that she didn’t believe in evolution or the Big Bang theory either.
Usually it’s us atheists portrayed as the disillusioning bastards who shatter small children’s happy consoling beliefs (and it’s true: nothing warms the shriveled valves and atrophied muscles of my tiny dark heart than to visit department stores at Christmas time and announce to the waiting lines of tots that Santa is dead).
But seriously, it’s about time the sheltered elite enclaves woke up to the fact that the creationist movement is working its tendrils in everywhere.