Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Federal Judge says University of California can deny religious course credit

Judge says UC can deny religious course credit (empahsis added):
A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution.

Rejecting claims of religious discrimination and stifling of free expression, U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles said UC's review committees cited legitimate reasons for rejecting the texts - not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking.

Otero's ruling Friday, which focused on specific courses and texts, followed his decision in March that found no anti-religious bias in the university's system of reviewing high school classes. Now that the lawsuit has been dismissed, a group of Christian schools has appealed Otero's rulings to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

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Blogger gordon gekko said...

"not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking."

Somehow I suspect they wouldn't apply the same standard on the teaching of global warming.

August 13, 2008 at 4:38 PM  

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