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Then Americans United Okay With Intelligent Design in Philosophy, Now Americans United Seeking To Stamp It Out Across The Board

A California high school has settled out of court with Americans United for Separation of Church and State who had complained and sued over the school's teaching of an elective philosophy class called "Philosophy of Design." The settlement orders the district to cancel the class by Friday next week and says: "No school over which the School District has authority, including the High School, shall offer, presently or in the future, the course entitled "Philosophy of Design or "Philosophy of Intelligent Design" or any other course that promotes or endorses creationism, creation science, or intelligent design."

Clearly, American's United for Separation of Students from Science is singing a different tune now than they did last year during the Dover trial.

Then they wanted to outlaw mentioning intelligent design in science classes. Now they want to ban it from all classes.

Then, they said intelligent design was an okay topic for philosophy classes. Now, they claim intelligent design is not suited for any classes.

Then, the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, was saying specifically about intelligent design that: "when it comes to matters of religion and philosophy, they can be discussed objectively in public schools, but not in biology class."

Now, Ayesah Khan, legal director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State is saying: "This sends a strong signal to school districts across the country that they cannot promote creationism or intelligent design as an alternative to evolution, whether they do so in a science class or a humanities class."

Back then,Rev. Lynn was saying: "And Dan, just one other point, you can, in fact, talk about creation stories from a multitude of religions. It ought to be to be in a social studies class, not in a biology class."

Now, we have Lynn and other Darwinists on a crusade to make sure that students will never even know that a theory called intelligent design was ever discussed anywhere.