What's great about an eight-year-old girl writing to her state legislature and proposing the adoption of a state fossil with really solid reasoning? EVERYTHING. There's nothing bad about that situation.
What makes that situation horrible? Nothing, unless you add in a couple of fundamentalist god botherers who believe in ridiculous magic. That's what has happened in South Carolina, where having an appreciation for learning and science just isn't good enough unless you admit that an enormous disembodied presence descended from outer space to humble South Carolina in order to conjure woolly mammoths into existence where once there were no mammoths.
If you just changed the church you were talking about just a little bit, these bastards would immediately support the separation of church and state.