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'Creation Science in Schools'

July 10, 1987

You have done many of us who believe in the biblical account of creation a great service by printing Nord's column. Nord, in fact, hit the nail squarely and drove a point home that is being missed by the media on the whole issue of the Louisiana Creationism Act.

In their defense before the Supreme Court, the appellants tried to appear as secular and non-religious, making a case for a "clear secular intent" in demanding creation science instruction. The court saw through it.

Unlike the Louisiana creationism folks, many of us are not contending for a non-secular creation science foothold. We have a religious opinion about origins and we are protected under the First Amendment. When secular, public education teaches evolution dogmatically, protectively, and exclusively, we who hold clearly religious views about creation are the objects of an unconstitutional offense against our religious faith.

Secular, public education often takes away the awareness of possibilities other than evolution. Nord made our case for us when he said, "So maybe, in the name of better education, students should be exposed to religious accounts and interpretation of evolution as well as scientific accounts."

That's all we ask.

KENNETH ORR

Duarte

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