And now I come across this extract from his latest book, Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America, in which he reveals that the creationist nonsense he enthusiastically broadcasts in his column landed his nephew in a spot of trouble at school:
"My nephew Andrew Cox, who is a strong young Christian man, was in the fifth grade when his teacher, a young lady who had graduated from the University of Berkeley, told the class to write a report about evolution. Andrew said he couldn't do that because he didn't believe in evolution. He went on to say that he believed God was our Creator and creator of the heavens and the earth. The teacher gave him an “F,” instead of allowing him to write about what he believed in based on his own convictions. Rather than believe that he was a glorified ape, he believed that he was a child of God made in His image. He is in Army Intelligence now, serving our country in Iraq."What has the world come to when a teacher with a university education gives you an "F" for handing in a science essay lacking any basis in scientific fact? I despair, I really do. And I'm glad I have Chuck Norris to despair with me.
[Found via Pharyngula]