That is the question the Dr. Phil Plait, the author of the Bad Astronomy blog, asks here.
Individuals should be able to express themselves in a non-disruptive manner, and a t-shirt that states "Jesus is Lord" is not disruptive (unless the school discriminates against "Allah is Great" or "Satan is my God"). But to let students who are supposed to be learning about the real world (physics, biology, geology) answer with biblical or other religious platitudes is appalling. And to require that a teacher get away with not teaching, and to do so without any penalty, is atrocious.
I hope that Colorado saves itself from the idiocy that is this foolish act (pdf).
Update - It appears they saved themselves.... Courtesy (again) of Dr. Phil (the one who does astronomy, not Oprah's sad-eyed puppy).
Monday, February 15, 2010
Do We Really Need a Religious Bill of Rights?
Labels: Rights, Unnecessary
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