- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

One of the stars of the television reality hit “Duck Dynasty” — Alan Robertson, the son of the oldest family son, Phil Robertson — said public schools ought to embrace the Bible and incorporate it into curriculum.

“I think it should be [taught in schools],” said Mr. Robertson, Newsmax reported. “I think the creation narrative, certainly, even if you just looked at it as a theory or whatever you want to do.”

His basic logic: If evolution is taught, then creationism should, too.

“To put evolution there, which is a theory, by the way, can be taught as the ultimate truth, then you can’t look at any other possibility? What kind of discipline is that in terms of education? If we went that route, we’d have never taught some of the things now we know to be true that 50 years ago we didn’t even know about,” he said, Newsmax reported.

Mr. Robertson also referred to the founders’ beliefs of the importance of the Bible.

“If you read some of the founders’ thoughts on it, their idea was that government and what we’re trying to enact in laws will not work unless people are also understanding the Bible and what God says is right and wrong,” he said, Newsmax reported. “In other words, the people can’t be rightly governed without some understanding of God’s truth and His word. Well, that alone should be a reason to teach it.”

Besides, he said, the Bible used to be part and parcel of normal school teachings.

“It was the gold standard of what was taught alongside other academic pursuits,” he said, Newsmax reported. “You go back and look at the history of all of our major universities, including all the Ivy League schools, which are basically founded by preachers and all these spiritual heavyweights of their generation. They saw it as going right alongside.”

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