IFAS | Freedom Writer | November/December 1992 | vista.html
Religious right takes school board
In Vista, California, Christian right candidates gained a majority on the school board of the Vista Unified School District.
"People are scared," said Joyce Lee, a pastor's wife, and one of the new board members. "They think we're weirdos coming out of the sky to destroy public education."
According to the Los Angeles Times, the new board majority will advocate the following changes:
Lee recommends that her critics visit the Institute for Creation Research, saying a friend of hers went on their tour and was converted from an atheist to a Christian.
- Reduce access to library books.
- Teach that creationism has as much scientific merit as evolution.
- Restructure sex education to exclude information about how AIDS is spread through homosexual sex, and reduce opportunities to learn about contraception.
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