Creationist science teacher sues school district - What nerve!
John Freshwater, an eighth grade science teacher of the Mount Vernon City School District in Ohio is in the news again. This time he is suing. You may remember that he was sued last year after he was accused of proselytizing to students, placing Ten Commandments and Bible verse posters on classroom walls, having a Bible on his desk, and for burning crosses into the arms of his students. In other words - he inappropriately brought his religion into the classroom.
Along with those accusations, it was also alleged that Freshwater taught creationism (or intelligent design by another name) in his classroom rather than the prescribed science material. At the time of the original lawsuit, Freshwater was suspended from his teaching job without pay while hearings were conducted to determine if he should be terminated.
Now, according to a report on The Columbus Dispatch’s Web site, Freshwater has the nerve to file a lawsuit against “the school-board members, Superintendent Steve Short, middle-school principal William