ADVOCATES OF CREATIONISM, like Ben Stein, are forever claiming that the “Darwinists” are discriminating against them. But reality is quite different from the creationists’ version. Here we have a real-life example of a dedicated educator who was fired merely for forwarding an email that opposed intelligent design.
From the Dallas Morning News we learn: Former state science director sues over intelligent design e-mail. Excerpts, with bold added for emphasis:
AUSTIN – A former state science curriculum director filed suit against the Texas Education Agency and Education Commissioner Robert Scott on Wednesday, alleging she was illegally fired for forwarding an e-mail about a lecture that was critical of the teaching of intelligent design in science classes.
This suit has been long overdue. Continuing:
Christina Comer, who lost her job at the TEA last year, said in a suit filed in federal court in Austin that she was terminated for contravening an unconstitutional policy at the agency that required employees to be neutral on the subject of creationism – the biblical interpretation of the origin of humans.
Brilliant policy. Why not also mandate neutrality about astrology?
“The agency’s ‘neutrality’ policy has the purpose or effect of endorsing religion, and thus violates the Establishment Clause,” the lawsuit said.
Ms. Comer also said in her complaint that she was fired without due process after serving as the state science director for nearly 10 years.
We’ll be tracking this one.