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I'm a bit chuffed because I've been invited by the BBC to put a question on creationism in education to the Archbishop of York in a programme to be transmitted on Radio 4 on Sunday.
However, I have a few problems I want to get sorted out before the programme is recorded on Thursday afternoon.
Basically, John Mackay, formerly of AiG and now with Creation Research Ministries, is touring the UK in April-June and appears to have got himself access to three state schools in Lancashire to teach creationism. In one case he is being given a full three days to push his hocus pocus onto secondary school children,
However, which three schools are involved is being kept secret on the grounds that the press will distort and mis-inform the public as to what is going on. The nutters are claiming that the media are all atheist.
Therefore even the parents don't appear to know that their children will be taught by Mackay.
It appears that one of the schools is CofE and therefore Mackay will be teaching stuff that the CoF has condemned - see Rowan Williams statement last month.
It is this issue I want to raise with the Archbishop.
However, I don't know what the names of the three schools are. I have telephoned Lancashire County Council and they are looking into it but I am not certain that I will get a reply by Thursday.
If I can find out the names of the schools, it will make my question to the Archbishop much more effective.
The riumour mill suggests that St Aidan's in Wyre, a CofE secondary school, is one but I can't get confirmation.
Does anyone in the group have any ideas how to get this info. I am doing a trawl at the moment but need to keep my telephone bills down.