The great train of ignorance goes on. Now that this state constitutional amendment passed overwhelmingly in Missouri, we can expect similar Trojan Horse crap, brought to you by the Discovery Institute, to come to a ballot box near you. This amendment does two things, one of which is useless, and the other of which is pernicious. The useless thing is guaranteeing freedom to pray in public and other similar freedom-of-religion provisos, which are already enshrined in both national and state constitutions, either explicitly or implicitly. The pernicious thing is the statement that “no student shall be compelled to perform or participate in academic assignments or educational presentations that violate his or her religious beliefs.” In other words, I think the earth is 6000 years old and you can’t make me learn that evilution stuff. I’m skipping science this year.