I heard about Have Fun Teaching [link withheld on purpose] from a friend who assured me that it was a secular program and was excited when I noticed on their Facebook Page that they were running a 70% Discount on all products. As I perused the site quickly, I loved what they had to offer and quickly ordered an entire set for a little over $33. I was excited as from the songs I listened to on the site, there was so much that I could use.
When I received the program, I quickly opened all of the CDs and DVD to listen to them and begin planning my lessons around them. My husband looked at the back of the Science Songs CD and noticed that there was a song entitled “Creationism.”
I was shocked as I had been told they were secular and had found no evidence of this being a christian program. No where in the description of the CD does it say that it includes Creationism (see phot0 to left) and while there is a list of the songs on that page, I read the description, played the first two songs and called it a day (a mistake I will NEVER make again). Even more I was bothered by the fact that this was included as “Science.” Still I liked what the program had to offer minus this one song (and the image of “Pray” on one of the worsksheets) and figured that I could just ignore this. However, I wanted to let the creator know how I felt about this issue.
Yesterday morning I posted on the Have Fun Teaching Facebook Page and was shocked and appalled by his response. I will not post a link to his Facebook Page as I do not want to direct traffic to his business at all. Instead I have screenshots of the entire conversation below (click each image to read in full size).
I can only conclude two things from this conversation: (1) he is not interested in constructive criticism of his material (2) he is only concerned with the feelings of those who choose his path. And that is fine! I know this now. The argument between religious and non-religious will always be one of futility. However, from a business perspective not only were his responses unprofessional, they are laced with unchristian-like judgement (**eyeroll**). I was originally planning to recommend his material anyway because I thought that they could be useful to homeschooling families, but after this interaction, I cannot. His totally disregard for my feelings was unacceptable.
I urge you not to support his business. He also runs Colormegood.com