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Schools, if not conservative Christians, can learn from experience

The Des Moines Register reports that local schools are dropping elective Bible classes and critiques of evolutionary theory to avoid being sued (like in Dover PS).

Spencer school officials will throw out a Bible class and discard a critique of evolutionary theory to avoid being sued over the district’s proposed “religious liberties” policy.

4 Comments

  1. Good! Endorsing ignorance and superstitious mumbo-jumbo has no place in public schooling.

  2. Heh. “Religious liberties” policies are almost never that, unless by “liberty” one means the right to jam one’s own religion down everybody’s throat. However, I would think a Bible studies class would be ok, if they’re actually studying the Bible. Sadly, I think the class was probably more like an hour of church than studying the Bible.

  3. Wes Wes

    Hey, that’s right in Tara Smith’s back yard, right? Too bad her blog has gone silent. I bet she probably has something interesting things to say about this. In fact:

    Instead, it drew complaints from interfaith and nonreligious advocates, a university professor and an attorney from Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, D.C., among others.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if that “university professor” is Dr. Smith (or possibly Hector Avalos).

  4. ckc (not kc) ckc (not kc)

    …a Bible studies class would be ok, if they’re actually studying the Bible. hmm. And maybe a critique of evolutionary theory would be valuable, too, if done “critically”, but it’s unlikely at a high school level.

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