January 04, 2006 | 12:07 AM
Unintelligent board rescinds intelligent design policy
It's official. The new pro-evolution school board of the Dover Area School District has removed the policy of citing that Darwin's evolution is just a theory through a sticker placed on its biology textbooks.
Two weeks earlier, a judge ruled that referring to intelligent design in the classroom was unconstitutional. He was convinced by the ACLU and their advocates that the school board of the small country town became Congress and made a law respecting an establishment of religion.
The judge, however, was unable to explain how Congress was able to pull off the signing of the Declaration of Independence with references to "Nature's God" and affirmations that "all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." Nor was he able to explain where "Blessings of Liberty" come from or why the phrase "in the Year of our Lord" is contained in the U.S. Constitution. In this case, the verdict is still out on what the framers intentions were for using such language.
By this judge's reasoning, the Declaration of Independence should not be taught in the classroom and the Constitution is unconstitutional.
In October of 2004, a different school board had control over the Dover Area School District and implemented the policy requiring that a statement be read to students about intelligent design before biology class lessons on evolution. The statement truthfully instructed students that Darwin's theory of evolution is "not a fact" and has "gaps" and referred students to a book in favor of Creation called "Of Pandas and People". Now, the decision in the case will not be appealed, and children will be taught Darwin's evolution theory as fact.
Dover biology teacher Jennifer Miller expressed relief that the policy was overturned by the new pro-evolution school board. "I will feel comfortable again teaching what I'd always felt comfortable teaching," she said following the board's reversal of the policy.
Ms. Miller and the new school board's desire to continue lying to children about man's existence and purpose is not a surprise considering they're evolutionists. The mere hint of there being intelligence behind the Creation causes those who do not believe in God, the intelligent designer, to do whatever possible to sear the conscience in an attempt to distance the mind from future accountability, regardless of who is affected.
It is about time that Repent America (RA) heads over to Dover to teach the truth about God's creation, and we'll start with the students. On March 17 and 18, RA will be conducting a Creation seminar in the Dover Area High School Auditorium. Please contact us for further details.
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." (Romans 1:20)