The fox in the henhouse: Creationist leads Trump’s education task force

Why Evolution Is True

I’m a few days late with this news, and needn’t say much about how ridiculous this is, but last Thursday, Liberty University, a fundamentalist Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia, announced that its President, Jerry Falwell, Jr. would head up an “education task force” for President Tr*mp. (Fallwell, Jr. is the son of the notorious Jerry Falwell Senior, who founded Liberty in 1971.) That task force is apparently designed to “deregulate” higher education, rolling back some changes enacted by the Obama administration.

Now both Falwells were creationists, and Liberty University adheres to creationism. That is public knowledge, but it’s also supported by this tw**t showing one of Liberty’s textbooks.

It’s not clear whether Falwell, Jr. will have any input into school curricula, but, as the New York Times reports, being on the task force may constitute a conflict of interest for him, as Liberty University has four times more…

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