March 21, 1925

On March 21, 1925, the state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. This law made it a crime for any teacher in any state-supported public school, including colleges and universities, to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the Bible’s account of man’s creation. This was not the first time, nor would it be the last time, that conservative Christians would impose their own brand of Sharia law in the United States. It should be noted that Alabama and Georgia pointed at Tennessee and said, “We’ve done some stupid shit in our time, but we’re not Tennessee crazy.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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