Calif. teacher's creationism comment violated First Amendment

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**Calif. teacher’s creationism comment violated First Amendment **

[FONT=Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][size=3]SANTA ANA, Calif. — A federal judge ruled that a public high school history teacher violated the First Amendment when he called creationism “superstitious nonsense” during a classroom lecture.[/size][/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][size=3]On May 1, U.S. District Judge James Selna ruled in a lawsuit filed by student Chad Farnan in 2007. The lawsuit claimed that teacher James Corbett violated the First Amendment’s establishment clause by making repeated comments in class that were hostile to Christian beliefs.[/size][/FONT]
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[FONT=Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][size=3]The lawsuit cited more than 20 statements made by Corbett during one day of class, which Farnan recorded, to support allegations of a broader teaching method that “favors irreligion over religion” and made Christian students feel uncomfortable.[/size][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][size=3]But Selna ruled May 1 in C.F. v. Capistrano Unified School District[/size] that one comment, where Corbett referred to creationism as “religious, superstitious nonsense,” did violate Farnan’s constitutional rights.[/FONT]

**It is great to see that people are standing up for their rights!!!
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Since when did education stop and indoctrination take over?

True education involves learning about all sides of an issue, all the facts, all the different theories, not just one side of an argument.

The High School teacher may not believe in Creationism, but he was way out of line.

What is really ironic is that the idea of a Creator, God, who made everything in an ordered and perfect way, makes a lot more sense than the theory that everything in the universe is just a random mistake!!!

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora Pro Nobis Peccatoribus!

mark

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