September 2018 Chuch & State Magazine - September 2018

Fla. School Board Rejects Creationism On Close Vote

  Rokia Hassanein

A Florida county school district came one vote short of adopting a policy of teaching creationism in public school science classes.  

After five county residents complained that there weren’t “alternative” theories to evolution in two science textbooks, the Martin County School District put the matter up for a vote. District officials voted 3-2 in favor of keeping the textbooks as is.  Before the vote, school officials testified that the textbooks adhered to state guidelines since evolution was presented as a theory.

Some residents were not pleased and argued that they don’t believe in evolution. 

“Young minds will be influenced to believe that evolution is science and other explanations are invalid,” wrote Al Robinson, a retired sixth-grade teacher, reported TCPalm.com., a news website.

BREAKING NEWS

Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.


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