This is really delicious, and definitely requires all drinking vessels be properly stowed. Al Gore, and his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” have received another delicious rebuke.
As reported by the Associated Press (hat tip to Drudge, emphasis mine throughout):
The school board in this suburb south of Seattle has restricted showings of Al Gore's movie on global warming, including requiring that it be balanced with an adequate opposing viewpoint.
The board also required Superintendent Tom Murphy to approve when the former vice president's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," can be presented.
It’s tough to type right now between the guffaws. However, I once again have to caution readers concerning fluids, combustibles, and sharp objects for this is really going to get hysterical:
The decision was sparked by complaints from parents who said their child was taking the film as fact after viewing it at school.
"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who doesn't want the film shown at all.
"The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is," Hardison told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."
I’ll give you all a second to wipe off your computer screens and/or compose yourselves. Are you ready? Good:
Board President Ed Barney told The News Tribune of Tacoma on Wednesday that he'd received about a half-dozen complaints from parents.
"We have to ensure that our schools are not being used to politically indoctrinate anyone," said board member Dave Larson, who with Barney and board member Charlie Hoff voted Tuesday for the requirements.
You really can’t make this stuff up. However, it gets even better:
District policy, however, requires that an opposing view be aired whenever a controversial issue is examined in school.
"I am shocked that a school district would come to this decision," the movie's co-producer, Laurie David, said in a prepared statement. "There is no opposing view to science, which is fact, and the facts are clear that global warming is here, now."
I’m verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.