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November 14, 2005 | 05:23 AM


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The Dover Disaster

The Dover Area School District in south-central Pennsylvania was making progress when its school board became the first in the country to include the notion of intelligent design in its curriculum in October 2004. Of course, it was only a matter of time for some parents to come forward and sue the school.

The group of parents insisted that no child be told that there could be intelligence behind the creation, and demanded that all students be solely taught they evolved from a rock billions of years ago. The case made its way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and after a 40-day trial, things were looking good. Then, the Dover Disaster happened. The next day, election day, eight of the school board's nine incumbents lost to challengers who promised to remove the notion of their being an intelligent Creator from its science classes.

Bryan Rehm, one of the winning board members and a former teacher at Dover High School, said the new board will hold a public meeting to decide the precise future of the policy. He said intelligent design will no longer be a part of the science curriculum, regardless of how the court rules.

The Dover Disaster is just another warning to parents across America to remove their children from the government schools, which have become indoctrination chambers. Additionally, what happened in Dover should propel God-fearing people to run for school board seats in their communities, and follow the lead of the former Dover Area School Board by standing in the gap for our nation's children.

Meanwhile, we await the court's decision, and whether it be victory or defeat, the Word of God still declares: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good." (Psalm 53:1)

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