"This is what happens when religious extremists have control over a political party in America. A Senate bill being considered in Indiana would allow school boards across the state to force teachers to teach creationism as science. Senate bill 89 would amend the Indiana Education code by adding the following passage:
"'Sec. 18. The governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.'
"In other words, teachers will be forced to teach their students creationism, which is not recognized as a real science in the scientific community because there isn't any evidence to support the Biblical theory. This is just a way for the religious right to indoctrinate children in our schools against their will and clearly violates the religious freedom of non-Christians. Creationism belongs in church, NOT schools. If passed, the new law would go into effect on July 1, 2012."
Here's what I think, as a young-earth creationist. This article is lying. The bill's statement clearly reads, "...may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school..." This bill does not intend to oppress evolution as this article attempts to convey. Rather it would require teachers to examine both creation and evolution objectively. It in no way violates religious freedom. You know what does violate religious freedom? Oppressing creation by teaching strictly evolution in school, which is what this bill intends to eliminate. Is that not fair?
What do my fellow Deviants think?