Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Update on B.C.

Reader ejswanso informs me that this is far from the first time B.C. has been a platform for Christian intolerance. Read more from the First Amendment Center and the Washington Post.

For the record, I have no problem with newspapers running B.C. I personally don't enjoy it, but I don't enjoy Ann Coulter's syndicated column, either. That doesn't mean newspapers don't have the right to run it. But what bothers me is how often newspapers back down when critics on the right complain about comic strips. Many newspapers would never dream of running a comic strip attacking creationism, but they have no problem running a comic strip attacking evolution.


At 8:03 AM, Blogger dhodge said...

The reason newspaper comic pages cave in to conservative pressure more often than liberal pressure is simple - liberals are less likely to get worked up about a comic strip that expresses an idea or belief that is different from their own, since being open to different ideas is part of their identity as liberals.


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