Glenn Branch of the NCSE -- the organization that you should thank profusely for tirelessly fighting creationists trying to subvert our children, reality, and the First Amendment -- has written about the email he sent out that led to Chris Comer in Texas being
fired forced to resign.
I love what he wrote, especially this bit:
It’s absurd, of course, to regard Comer’s forwarding of my announcement of Forrest’s talk as endorsing Forrest’s view (ask a linguist). But that absurdity pales in comparison to the absurdity of the Texas Education Agency trying to adopt a position of “neutrality” on evolution, when (as the National Academy of Sciences observes) “The scientific consensus around evolution is overwhelming.” As Forrest commented, “Maybe the TEA can’t afford to take a position on what constitutes good science education—maybe it must remain neutral on whether or not to lie to students about evolution—but if so, that's just sad.”
Hat tip to PZ.