Forward Progressives — Conservative Kansas Group Suing to Remove Science From Schools, Claims Science Is Unconstitutional
What kind of asinine reasoning is behind this push? Well, it’s quite simple—and completely idiotic. This group claims that evolution is a religion and teaching it violates the separation of church and state.
Yes, you’ve read that correctly. A religious group is claiming that evolution is a religion and therefore it shouldn’t be taught in schools.
According to the AP:
Citizens for Objective Public Education (COPE) claims that public schools “promote a ‘non-theistic religious worldview’ by allowing only ‘materialistic’ or ‘atheistic’ explanations to scientific questions.” The group argues that by teaching evolution “the state would be ‘indoctrinating’ impressionable students in violation of the First Amendment.”
And apparently they’re dead serious.