Monday, January 12, 2004

speaking of the National Park Service

Apparently the Grand Canyon bookshop is selling a Christian guide book claiming it's only a few thousand years old, and the rest of this (via Maud Newton):

Some critics fear that the Park Service, traditionally devoted to maintaining the nation's parks and placing geographical wonders and monuments in their true scientific and historical contexts, is becoming an instrument of right-wing Christian fundamentalists.

The Park Service, they note, recently responded to pressure from conservative groups and re-edited a video on the Lincoln Memorial to exclude footage of gay rights and abortion rights demonstrations at the monument.

Is there any government institution left that isn't becoming an instrument of R's?

p.s. We have a winner, Mr. Butner -- but that doesn't mean we can't all still post!


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