First of all, I would like to express thanks to the Culp family for two generations of great teaching service to the Concord school community. I am sorry Ryan is now facing threats to his faith and career. Here are some thoughts on evolution:
1. The bottom line for evolution is that it has never been and cannot be proved by repeated scientific experimentation. Therefore it is a belief system only, coming from a particular world view.
2. Proverbs 12:19 says that "Truth stands the test of time, lies are soon exposed." When someone is so desperate to prevent sincere discussion about beliefs, it is fair to wonder what they are trying to cover up.
3. The same people who claim to teach critical thinking are trying to hide the balance of evidence students need to think well. Evolution has become a tool used by some educational and political leaders who want to influence the public school system to promote immorality and prevent the exploration of truth from even being discussed.
If we allow Ryan Culp to be thrown "under the bus" for presenting alternative views, we show how far we have moved from our Christian roots, and it will continue to contribute to the drop of enrollment from many public schools. It is time for Superintendent Wayne Stubbs and the Concord community to come to our defense.