If Heartland goes with Wojick’s project, it would come at a time when science teachers already feel increasingly nervous about teaching climate change because in some places it is becoming as politicized as teaching evolution.
The document said that Heartland would try to raise $100,000 for the project, but Wojick said he did not know the status of financing for his initiative.
The Heartland Institute has not yet responded to questions about whether any of the other documents have been altered, saying that Bast, their president, was traveling. He did find time, however, to sign a fund-raising plea that was released Thursday by Mother Jones and which the think tank confirmed was authentic. The plea is worded as follows:
“Two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute's internal budget, fundraising, and strategy plans.
Now, scores of bloggers and left-wing activists and their pets in the lamestream media are posting and quoting these 'leaked' documents ....
Your stalwart support is needed now more than ever. This attack would not have happened if we weren't unveiling the truth.”
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