Ryan Culp, a high school science teacher in the Concord Community Schools in Indiana has been caught using tapes produce by radical young Earth creationist Ken Hovind in his science classes.
Culp allegedly told his students that the law allows him to teach “creation science” as long as it was not more than “like, half of what the information is.” He also told them that he was prohibited from teaching either creationism or evolution as factual.
Culp’s failure to teach science to his students came to light when the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) notified superintendent Wayne Stubbs in a letter from attorney Patrick C. Elliott. FFRF had been contacted by a parent who was concerned that his child was being taught religion rather than science in science class.
Hovind’s tapes claim that textbooks in all of our schools are teaching children to accept lies as facts and make claims such as there was no big bang, the Earth is only 10,000 years old and that dinosaurs lived side by side with “Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.”
He also claims that those who say that young Earth creationism is the belief system of Fundamentalist Christians are attempting to marginalize Fundamentalists and make it seem that they are a minority in this country when they are, according to him the vast majority.
Hovind is currently serving a ten year prison sentence as a result of a conviction on charges of tax fraud in 2007. Both he and his wife were convicted on hundreds of bank and tax fraud counts after refusing to pay taxes claiming that everything they owned “belonged to God” and were therefore not subject to the tax laws of the United States.
The school district is investigating the charges against Culp who is not talking to news outlets.
You can watch one of the videos below that Culp has been using to “teach science.” Prepare to be shocked.
h/t: Raw Story