Skip to comments.Judge Says University Can Deny Course Credit to Christian Graduates Taught With Creationism Texts
Posted on 08/13/2008 9:44:45 AM PDT by Sopater
A federal judge has ruled the University of California can deny course credit to Christian high school graduates who have been taught with textbooks that reject evolution and declare the Bible infallible, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles ruled Friday that the school's review committees did not discriminate against Christians because of religious viewpoints when it denied credit to those taught with certain religious textbooks, but instead made a legitimate claim that the texts failed to teach critical thinking and omitted important science and history topics.
Charles Robinson, the university's vice president for legal affairs, told the Chronicle that the ruling "confirms that UC may apply the same admissions standards to all students and to all high schools without regard to their religious affiliations."
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Here we go again...
Rack one up for the thought police. Regulation of the mind — the next big government program.
You wouldn’t be complaining if they didn’t get science credit for a class in scientology.
“Judge Says University Can Deny Course Credit to Christian Graduates Taught With Creationism Texts”
But full credits for courses centered on the Global Warming Hoax, the Benefits of a Marxist society, the cultural equivalence of Western civilisation and that of naked savages in Africa, and of course the great historical and ongoing evil that is the United States....
My son is starting high school at a Christian school in California today. His school uses secular text for the regular classes, and puts a Christian spin on the cousework. They have a separate Bible class.
I have mixed opinions about this. Not sure what to make of the ruling.
“but instead made a legitimate claim that the texts failed to teach critical thinking and omitted important science and history topics.”
Yea, like public schools (and their texts) are on any more solid ground in the areas of critical thinking and important science and history topics. sheesh
IOW, Bible-believing Christians need not apply to many institutions of higher learning.
Evolution is one expression of the (false) occult doctrine of becoming (like God). See Genesis 3:1-4 for the author of this doctrine.
Is it realistic to expect God to bless America while we are rejecting Him?
I certainly get your point, and I agree.
I almost feel like if a kid is trying to get to a UC school, then they should follow the coursework that is required.
College is optional, so no one is forcing these kids to go to a UC school.
Hey, does this apply to Muslims as well? Do they have Muslim high schools here? What about if they studied in their home country and come over here?
The dogmatic war on creationism continues...
They know that evolution will shudder and collapse if students were exposed to the flimsy evidence.
When a HS graduate gives a commencement speech that mentions Jesus, the state is establishing a religion and the students right to free speech and expression of religion must be denied. When a state college decrees there is no god, the state is not establishing a religion. Something ain’t right there.
To be expanded to include those taught that homosexuality is an unnatural desire and deny of the myth of man-made global climate change?
Challenge question #1: How old is the Earth?
Apparently, questioning the infallibility of the working hypothesis of 'goo to you' macroevolution is a failure to teach critical thinking.
Whereas the ability to regurgitate secular dogma is.
I think they are more intelligent design in that they teach that God created the universe, and that it has been around for a long time. Then they just go into science. I know they teach things like Carbon dating, etc.
Right now, I don’t now how they’ll handle creationism in the classroom. I’m sure they will be respectful of Christians that have differing views.
My son took the courses he had to to go to a particular school.
If you believe that God created the world, then you believe in “creationism” no matter whether it is “old world” or “young Earth”. The age is a detail. No one is even supposed to acknowledge God anymore.
Nothing in the theory of evolution through natural selection infers implies or states that any living organism will ever become “like God”. How faulty must your understanding of the subject must be to reach such an erroneous conclusion?
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