Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Pennsylvania Paper Calls Intelligent Design Advocates Liars

It is refreshing to read the story behind the story in the case of the religious nuts in Dover, Pennsylvania, who sought to push God into biology classes. It turns out the local newspapers played a major role in bringing attention to the fanatics and in getting the school board members ousted who supported the inclusion of "intelligent design" in the local high school curriculum.

Today the newspaper came out strongly against the religious zealots who turned out to be more zealous than truthful. Editor and Publisher, the newspaper industry's leading trade publication published a background article about the situation that includes the entire editorial from the York, Pa, Daily Record, that begins with the words, "They lied."

The editorial goes on to mention the federal court decision that threw out the local school board decision dictating the teaching of intelligent design because it violated the separation of church and state.

Officials of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State are hailing the federal court decision as a major victory against the religious right.

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