Lawsuit challenges censorship of debate over evolution
A decision at a popular museum in Los Angeles to shut down debate over Darwin's theory of evolution has prompted a lawsuit alleging officials violated the First Amendment rights of supporters of a documentary exploring Intelligent Design.
The lawsuit was filed by the American Freedom Alliance, which said the California Science Center inappropriately cancelled an event that was to feature films exploring both evolutionary theory and Intelligent Design.
Intelligent Design challenges the fundamental foundation of evolution, arguing the incredible complexities of life bear evidence of a designer.
The complaint alleges free speech rights violations occurred when the science facility abruptly reversed a decision to allow the showing of the films at the museum's IMAX Theater.
CSC officials did not respond to a WND e-mail request for comment.
Alliance officials said the program was balanced, since it included a pro-evolution film, but museum officials were fearful of having Intelligent Design discussed in any context.
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