The science bashing film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed will soon be out on DVD (October 21st). So we will see a new phase in the intelligent design political campaign – getting the anti-science message directly into the schools and churches.
The Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture is currently leading this campaign. A email from its director Robert Crowther (subject title Help Us Get Lawmakers Expelled) reveals two targets for the campaign: “key policy makers, opinion makers and leaders throughout the” USA and churches and schools, including “church or school bookstores.”
Discovery Institute is appealling for donations to “underwrite the cost of sending the DVD to these individuals.”
Expelled never made it to New Zealand theatres. However, I am sure there will be an effort to sell and distribute the DVD here and to organise screenings in church basements. There may even be efforts to get the DVD into some schools (as has been done by by Focus on the Family with other creationist material – see Christians challenge teaching of evolution).
Christian News New Zealand wasted no time kicking off the New Zealand campaign by excitedly posting the Discovery Institute email within minutes of its distribution.