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From the front page: "The article is sure to renew interest on this heated issue and bring national attention to Kearny."

If you think this is the kind of attention you want, if you think you're going to be the host town of the next Scopes Trial, you're sorely mistaken, folks.

You're famous for having a public school teacher who believes a man once put dinosaurs on a boat to save them from a magic flood. And you're famous for agreeing with him.

Gosh, doesn't that make you swell up with pride? Think what it will do for tourism!

"Hey everybody, let's go check out Kearny! Maybe we can buy some local crafts while we're visiting. I hear they're on the brink of the Bronze Age, you know. Darling, don't these Kearny savages make the best stone implements?"

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From the front page: "The article is sure to renew interest on this heated issue and bring national attention to Kearny."

If you think this is the kind of attention you want, if you think you're going to be the host town of the next Scopes Trial, you're sorely mistaken, folks.

You're famous for having a public school teacher who believes a man once put dinosaurs on a boat to save them from a magic flood. And you're famous for agreeing with him.

Gosh, doesn't that make you swell up with pride? Think what it will do for tourism!

"Hey everybody, let's go check out Kearny! Maybe we can buy some local crafts while we're visiting. I hear they're on the brink of the Bronze Age, you know. Darling, don't these Kearny savages make the best stone implements?"

Funny, but sad at the same time. Another thing to think about.....the Green Day song "American Idiot" and "Jesus of Suburbia" seems to be written precisely with the teacher and his supporters in mind. This is amply demonstrated by comments on this board, audio recordings, and his supporters' letters to the Observer's opinion section.

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Funny, but sad at the same time.  Another thing to think about.....the Green Day song "American Idiot" and "Jesus of Suburbia" seems to be written precisely with the teacher and his supporters in mind.  This is amply demonstrated by comments on this board, audio recordings, and his supporters' letters to the Observer's opinion section.

Great, now Green Day has the answer.

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Great, now Green Day has the answer.

Not necessarily the answer. More like apt descriptions of the atrocious behavior of the teacher's supporters while hypocritically proclaiming their "Christian" faith by threatening and harassing Matthew McClair.

"American Idiot" describes the idiocy of a nation that proclaims fighting for our freedoms, yet goes to a great deal of trouble to suppress and discourage dissent of some Americans when it is contrary to majority opinion. Seems like the harassment and threats by those who support the teacher fit this description.

"Jesus of Suburbia" describes the hypocrisy of so-called "Christians" who often obnoxiously proclaim their faith while failing to demonstrate their observance of that faith through their acts and interactions with others. A disconnect between proclaimed faith and actual practice, if you will.

How can one proclaim themselves followers of Jesus Christ when their actions proves they act contrary to his teachings? I doubt Jesus Christ would feel the use of threats and harassment against those who disagree with him is the best way to serve as his witness....especially if the threat is against those who expose wrongdoers like the teacher who violated the law and then lied about it to school authorities until confronted by the recorded evidence of his violation.

It is precisely hypocritical behavior among these self-proclaimed "Christians" that turns so many off to the Christian faith.

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From the front page: "The article is sure to renew interest on this heated issue and bring national attention to Kearny."

If you think this is the kind of attention you want, if you think you're going to be the host town of the next Scopes Trial, you're sorely mistaken, folks.

You're famous for having a public school teacher who believes a man once put dinosaurs on a boat to save them from a magic flood. And you're famous for agreeing with him.

Gosh, doesn't that make you swell up with pride? Think what it will do for tourism!

"Hey everybody, let's go check out Kearny! Maybe we can buy some local crafts while we're visiting. I hear they're on the brink of the Bronze Age, you know. Darling, don't these Kearny savages make the best stone implements?"

Hahahah so true!

-San Diego

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Funny, but sad at the same time.  Another thing to think about.....the Green Day song "American Idiot" and "Jesus of Suburbia" seems to be written precisely with the teacher and his supporters in mind.  This is amply demonstrated by comments on this board, audio recordings, and his supporters' letters to the Observer's opinion section.

...and your reply???

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Not necessarily the answer.  More like apt descriptions of the atrocious behavior of the teacher's supporters while hypocritically proclaiming their "Christian" faith by threatening and harassing Matthew McClair. 

"American Idiot" describes the idiocy of a nation that proclaims fighting for our freedoms, yet goes to a great deal of trouble to suppress and discourage dissent of some Americans when it is contrary to majority opinion.  Seems like the harassment and threats by those who support the teacher fit this description.

"Jesus of Suburbia" describes the hypocrisy of so-called "Christians" who often obnoxiously proclaim their faith while failing to demonstrate their observance of that faith through their acts and interactions with others.  A disconnect between proclaimed faith and actual practice, if you will. 

How can one proclaim themselves followers of Jesus Christ when their actions proves they act contrary to his teachings? I doubt Jesus Christ would feel the use of threats and harassment against those who disagree with him is the best way to serve as his witness....especially if the threat is against those who expose wrongdoers like the teacher who violated the law and then lied about it to school authorities until confronted by the recorded evidence of his violation. 

It is precisely hypocritical behavior among these self-proclaimed "Christians" that turns so many off to the Christian faith.

Pink Floyd the answer!!

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From the front page: "The article is sure to renew interest on this heated issue and bring national attention to Kearny."

If you think this is the kind of attention you want, if you think you're going to be the host town of the next Scopes Trial, you're sorely mistaken, folks.

You're famous for having a public school teacher who believes a man once put dinosaurs on a boat to save them from a magic flood. And you're famous for agreeing with him.

Gosh, doesn't that make you swell up with pride? Think what it will do for tourism!

"Hey everybody, let's go check out Kearny! Maybe we can buy some local crafts while we're visiting. I hear they're on the brink of the Bronze Age, you know. Darling, don't these Kearny savages make the best stone implements?"

Way to generalize an entire community based on the actions of one or more kooks. I pity you--you don't seem to realize you're taking a page out of the fundies' book with that kind of comment.

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