Washington school board puts a moratorium on An Inconvenient Truth
First sex, now science? What will they tell the kids about next? The parents of a high-schooler in Federal Way, Wash., have complained to the district’s school board about a teacher’s plan to screen Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, and the board has put a moratorium on the film. “Condoms don’t belong in school, and neither does Al Gore,” said irked father Frosty Hardison. “The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn’t in the DVD.” While the moratorium allows teachers to show the film if they present an opposing view, co-producer Laurie David expressed frustration with the first-in-the-nation Truth scuffle: “There is no opposing view to science … and the facts are clear that global warming is here, now.” What do the students think? “I think that a movie like that is a really great way to open people’s eyes up about what you can do and what you are doing to the planet and how that’s going to affect the human race,” said one. From the mouths of babes, yo.