Science As Indoctrination: Creationists Sue Kansas For Teaching Evolution, Which Violates Their Freedom of Religion, Or Something

Abby Zimet

A creationist group in Kansas, where evolution has long had a hard time of it, is suing state education officials for "indoctrinating" students in atheism and thus violating their First Amendment right to religious freedom by including evolution and climate change in new national science standards, rather than simply telling them that "how life arises continues to be a scientific mystery," thus challenging their own religion with the religion of science, which we realize makes no sense whatsoever, but, hey, this is Kansas. On the bright side, if the government shuts down, maybe the children of Kansas will thenceforth be spared having to learn the brutal truths of the religion of science.

"By the time you get into the third grade, you learn all the essential elements of Darwinian evolution. By the time you're in middle school, you're a Darwinist." - the outraged Citizens for Objective Public Education, arguing that new science standards promote atheism and therefore violate the separation of church and state.

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news outlet. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article