If faith baised issues should not be taught in schools, then evolution (as it applies to the origin of man) should not be taught there either.
If one unsustainable theory can be taught there, then all unsustainable theories should be able to be taught there.
"If faith baised issues should not be taught in schools, then evolution (as it applies to the origin of man) should not be taught there either."
He didn't say that faith based issues should not be taught in schools, he said they shouldn't be taught in a science classroom. Your use of the construction 'faith based issues' demonstrates why this is eminantly correct.
What about gravity? God did it!
What about the moon? God did it!
See how easy that is?
I hate to break the news to you, but evolution has been sustained as a scientific theory for 146 years. That's longer than most current scientific theories of physics and chemistry have been sustained.
Intelligent design has been sustained as a scientific theory for a grand total of zero years. To be clear, that's zero followed by an infinite number of zeros.
Evolution is not faith based. It is the basis for modern biology.
Creationism, on the other hand, involves the supernatural and requires a tremendous amount of faith on the ancient scriptures.
Evolution is not a "faith based issue" THEREFORE your conclusion is false.
"If one unsustainable theory can be taught there, then all unsustainable theories should be able to be taught there.
To steal a demand from the creationist cadre: Prove that the theory of evolution is a faith based science. Prove that the ToE is unsustainable.
Yet atheistic evolution, which is a theory with an agenda if their ever was one, does belong in the classroom?!
While I believe that Genesis explains the origins of Man's relationship to God, I don't believe that God intended that Man extrapolate Genesis into a literal scientific explanation of the universe. Members of other Christian denominations are welcome to disagree with me on this, but IMHO, their theories should be taught via homeschooling or in private parochial schools, just like we Catholics did. Please don't use the public school system to force your interpretation of the Bible on the rest of us.