Pres. Bush Supports Intelligent Design
ggarman at sunnetworks.net
Tue Aug 2 10:08:03 PDT 2005
Re Rick's commentary, this is more than just a "culture war," it is a
constitutional war. From a Court precedent which Chief Justice Rehnquist
and the ACLJ (just a guess) do not accept:
The "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at
least this: ... No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to
support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be
called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion"
(Everson v. Board of Education).
I do not believe there is a Court ruling which prohibits teaching of
world history or world religions or world philosophies in a public
school. However, the motive of the effort to inject ID into a science
class is obvious. ID is not science, it is religion and should be in a
philosophy or world history or world religion class, all of which are
clearly appropriate. Every public school student should be taught about
all of the major cultures and religions of the world, as any good broad
educational program would provide without question.
Gene Garman, M.Div.
America's Real Religion
Rick Duncan wrote:
> Prof. David DeWolf has an excellent article on "teaching the
> controversy." See DeWolf, Teaching the Origins Controversy: Science,
> Or Religion, Or Speech, 2000 Utah L.Rev. 39.
> As always, the solution to the culture war over the public school
> curriculum is parental choice and equal funding for all children.
> Cheers, Rick
> Rick Duncan
> Welpton Professor of Law
> University of Nebraska College of Law
> Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
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