Mori (profmoriarty) wrote in brights,

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Faith schools, sect schools?

The UK government is currently trying to put through a new Bill in Parliament which will allow state funded schools to be run by interested bodies such as religious groups and big business. While we've always had Church of England and Roman Catholic schools, we've never had the possibility that fundamentalist christian groups who advocate creationism and base their teaching on the Bible would be able to run schools in the state sector. It's crazy, and yet the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is on record as saying that he believes that creationism should be taught in schools.

If you think this is something that should be stopped, the Brights forum (of which I am a facilitator) have been working on a petition to send to Parliament and national newspapers objecting to this new Bill. Current polls by ICM show that about 64% of the British public feel the same. We want to get as many signatures as possible on this petition.

If you want to add your signature then please go to and sign up.
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