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← Tennessee Goes Monkey Again

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If there was ever a circumstance for open-faced public ridicule of religion, this is it. In 1925, Scopes was convicted locally under the Butler Act but the treatment by national pundits, the press and educators was so harsh about Tennessee's stupidity that while the law quietly remained for many years after, Scopes' conviction was quickly reversed, albeit on a technicality. The current bill in Tennessee is in many ways much worse as it encourages flagrant bigotry along with its intellectual offenses.

Sun, 01 Apr 2012 23:35:42 UTC | #931774