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As reported on Chuck Missler’s K-House eNews, “Two years ago a group of 2,000 concerned parents in Cobb County, Georgia signed a petition in opposition to the curriculum studied in their local public schools.” 

[An Associated Press report dated November 8 says only “hundreds of parents” signed the petition.] 

“In response to the petition Cobb County school officials inserted stickers into the textbooks with a disclaimer that simply stated:  

“‘This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.’ 

“Today those stickers are being challenged in Federal court. With the support of the ACLU, opponents have sued the school district in CobbCounty because they believe the stickers are ‘an unlawful promotion of religion.’ The debate over evolution and creation has also recently caused controversy in Grantsburg, Wisconsin where the city school board has voted to allow the teaching of creation in local schools.”

The AP article goes on to report, “The religious views of some that contradict science cannot dictate curriculum,” American Civil Liberties Union attorney Maggie Garrett argued Monday before U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper. The trial is expected to last several days.

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