Webster v. New Lenox: Court Hears Arguments on Teaching Creationism in Public Schools

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Argued: Webster v. New Lenox - The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will rule that school boards have the right to prohibit teaching creationism because such lessons constitute religious advocacy.

In their final decision, the court will say:

"Clearly, the school board had the authority and the responsibility to ensure that Mr. Webster did not stray from the established curriculum by injecting religious advocacy into the classroom. ...

Today, we decide only that, given the allegations of the complaint, the school board has successfully navigated the narrow channel between impairing intellectual inquire and propagating a religious creed."
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