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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 10:39 AM Aug 2013

Christian School With Creationist 'Science' Quiz Closing Down For Financial Reasons

Grifters gonna grift-

Blue Ridge Christian Academy, the school that made headlines after one of its creationist "science" quizzes was posted online, is officially closing down, according to the Travelers Rest Tribune.

The private, religious South Carolina school received attention in April when one of its science quizzes was posted on Reddit and subsequently went viral. The quiz, which was meant for fourth graders and titled “Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel,” affirmed creationist beliefs, including the notion that dinosaurs and humans previously roamed the earth together and that God created dinosaurs.

While the school received an onslaught of criticism for the quiz, administrators also thought the attention could be a blessing in disguise. After the quiz was posted online, the financially troubled school began receiving monetary donations from around the world.

By late May the school had received about $15,000 from more than 70 countries. Still, the school needed $200,000 in order to operate during the 2013–2014 school year, according to the Travelers Rest Tribune.


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Christian School With Creationist 'Science' Quiz Closing Down For Financial Reasons (Original Post) KittyWampus Aug 2013 OP
They hate science and aren't too good at math either NightWatcher Aug 2013 #1
good enough at math to get a paycheck, I bet. KittyWampus Aug 2013 #2
good riddance Liberal_in_LA Aug 2013 #3
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