Dear Editor:

Most people do not understand the damage that has been caused by the teaching of evolution. Communism/socialism and evolution go hand in hand; there is no higher form of life to answer to.

Dr. Alan Bloom published a book entitled, "The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students." According to Dr. Bloom, the educational system of the U.S. teaches nothing but socialism and nihilism.

In the late 1800s, when the British first adopted the concepts and beliefs of socialism, a problem arose they never had before; alcoholism combined with wife and child abuse. This is from the book, "Socialism: Past and Future," by Michael Harrington.

In 1953, W. Cleon Skousen, a former member of the CIA, published a book entitled, "The Naked Communist." He listed 45 steps communists would use to take control of the United States. These are a few of those steps:

Admission of China to the U.N.

Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings and substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorships" and a violation of free speech.

Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and T.V.

Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with social religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."

Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

Internationalize the Panama Canal.

Every day women and children all across the U.S. are being abused, beaten, raped and murdered by porn addicts! The people of the U.S. have been taught to believe that it is more important to protect the First Amendment rights of the porn-pushers than it is to protect women and children form porn addicts.

This is evolution, survival of the fittest. The weaker members of every species are always the "prey."

This is my final word on evolution.

Michael S. Rother

Tamaqua