By Stephen D Foster Jr
An Oklahoma school is under fire for taking kids on a field trip to a Kansas zoo that promotes creationism and Christianity.
In what looks to be a clear case of indoctrination and a violation of the separation of church and state, Shiatook public schoolssanctioned repeated journeys to Safari Zoological Park in Caney, Kansas.
Normally, a field trip to a zoo would be a good learning experience because it provides students with an opportunity to see exotic wildlife with their own eyes, therefore adding to what they have been learning in science class. But these field trips didn’t just teach kids about animals. As it turns out, the zoo also served as a way to force religion upon students through the teaching of creationism, which drew a firestorm of criticism from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The mission statement of the zoo states their support of creationism and makes it very clear that their number one goal is to introduce kids to Christianity whether they like it or not.
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