The creationism bill we’ve been writing about, e.g. here: Indiana Creationism Bill Passes in Senate, seems headed for oblivion.
In the Post-Tribune of Merrillville, Indiana we read Bill to teach creationism in schools being shelved. It’s a very brief article, the guts of which says, with bold font added by us:
The leader of the Indiana House is shelving a bill that would have specifically allowed public schools to teach creationism alongside evolution in science classes.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma is using a procedural move to kill the proposal for this legislative session.
Bosma said Tuesday that he considered the proposal a lawsuit waiting to happen because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled before against public schools teaching creationism.
The text of the bill, as amended, can be seen here: SENATE BILL No. 89. It would add a new section to an existing statute. The proposed new provision says:
The House’s action is not yet reflected at the legislature’s page where you can check the bill’s status: Status of Senate Bill 0089. Presumably this development will show up tomorrow.
We note that it’s a Republican who is killing the bill. It’s nice to know that the GOP isn’t entirely crazed.
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