Hawaii Chapter- Americans United for the Separation of
Church and State
Call to Action
Save Hawaii's Educational system!
Monday, July 30, 2001
The following important message is from AU-Hawaii
member Mitch Kahle who is running with the ball on
marshalling community support to stop Right Wing
extremists from destroying Hawaii's educational
system. The only modifications we have made is to set
up a separate link for the advance text of Kahle's
testimony and a direct link to the BOE agenda web
site. We've also removed the links to relavent
Advertiser and Star Bulletin pieces on the issue
because the links are already noted elsewhere on our
AU-Hawaii WEB site.
Aloha Freethinkers: This is an URGENT call to action.
We need your help to stop "Religious Creationists"
from infecting Hawaii's public schools!
The situation in Hawaii is similar to the recent
creationist attempts to discredit evolution in Kansas.
For background information, please see links to press
articles at the bottom of the message.
In a nutshell, the Education Committee has introduced
new language to the Hawaii State Department of
Education science performance standards that would
allow biblical creation myths to be taught alongside
evolutionary biology. These so-called "alternative
theories of origin" do not have any basis in science
and are instead an attempt to break the constitutional
separation of state and church by teaching religion in
the public schools.
Please write testimony urging the Board of Education
to reject the inclusion of any non-scientific
"alternative theories of origin" with the science
performance standards. Fax or email (no time for snail
mail) all written testimony to:
Hawaii State Board of Education
P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804
Phone: (808) 586-3349<BR>
Fax: (808) 586-3433<BR> Email:
Herbert Watanabe: Chairperson, Members: Winston
Sakurai, Karen Knudsen, Shannon Ajifu, Lex Brodie,
Michael Nakamura, Denise Matsumoto, Marilyn Harris,
Donna Ikeda, Keith Sakata, Sherwood Hara, Carol
Gabbard, Meyer Ueoka, and Matthew McLane
The Board of Education will consider the "creationist"
proposal on Thursday, August 2, 2001 starting around
7:00PM, at the Department of Education, 1390 Miller
Street, 4th floor, in Honolulu.
Contact me at (808) 524-6208 if you have any
Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church
(and member AU-Hawaii)
P.S. Please forward this email to as many supporters
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