Thursday, July 21, 2005


Fundamentalist Law Firm Files Dover Motion

According to a news release issued by the Thomas More Law Center, which describes itself as a law firm dedicated to the defense and promotion of the religious freedom of Christians, papers were filed in federal court yesterday, asking the judge to rule in favor of the Dover school board "in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU. The ACLU is challenging a recent change to the school district’s ninth-grade biology curriculum, which, in a one-minute statement, informs students that there are gaps and problems in the theory of evolution and makes students aware of intelligent design as an alternative explanation for the origins and diversification of life."

In fact, the ACLU did not bring suit. The ACLU is representing 11 parents of students who were subjected to the board's anti-evolution indoctrination.

What Dover parents might also want to ask is why their public school system is being represented by a law firm that calls itself "the sword and shield for people of faith, providing legal representation without charge to defend and protect Christians and their religious beliefs in the public square..." and whose "ministry was inspired by the recognition that the issues of the cultural war being waged across America, issues such as abortion, pornography, school prayer, and the removal of the Ten commandments from municipal and school buildings, are not being decided by elected legislatures, but by the courts."

Oh, in case you were wondering, Thomas More also approvingly notes that Judge John G. Roberts, President Bush's nomination for the Supreme Court:

Get the picture?


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