Thursday, June 16, 2005

Teacher told to stop teaching creationism - Teacher told to stop teaching creationism - Jun 10, 2005: "ROANOKE, Virginia (AP) -- For 15 years, in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, Larry Booher taught creationism in his high school biology class. He even compiled a textbook of sorts and passed out copies in three-ring binders.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1987 that creationism, the belief that God created the universe as explained in the Bible, is a religious belief -- not science -- and may not be taught in public schools along with evolution.

'Creationism is not biology and has no place in a biology class,' said Kent Willis, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. 'What makes it wrong is not the theory of creationism, but the teaching of creationism as part of a science class.'"

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