Thus far, Minnesota (USA) science teacher Rodney LeVake has been thwarted by his high school and the local judicial system in his attempt to expose his students to the grave problems with evolutionary theory (see our August 8 article, Muzzled in Minnesota!).
On July 20, a circuit court judge ruled that the school district had the right to remove Mr. LeVake from his high school biology class because of his views on evolution. Mr. LeVake, a Christian, but who does not teach creation in his class, had presented his pupils with the problems with evolution theory.
He has filed an appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals to be reinstated to his biology classes, and patiently awaits a ruling. Meanwhile, he is gearing up for a new school year (Mr. LeVake was reassigned by the school two years ago—he is now a teacher of chemistry). Mr. LeVake has stated to AiG that he very much wants to return to his biology classes, where he is best suited and trained (his master’s degree is in biology). He firmly believes that he has the academic freedom to offer both the evidence for and against evolution; also, he states that he has no religious content in his lectures.
A well-written and balanced update on Mr. LeVake’s struggle for academic freedom is found in the Minneapolis paper, The Star Tribune (August 14). We encourage you to read it and discover another example of how America’s court system and public schools are increasingly intolerant of anything that may even hint of Christian influence.
Help keep these daily articles coming. Support AiG.
Discover how compromise starting in Genesis has filtered down from Christian seminaries and colleges to pastors—and finally to parents and their children. This erosive legacy is seen in generations of young people leaving the church—two-thirds of them. Get the facts, discover God’s truth, and help bring a new reformation to churches and families by helping to call them back to the authority of God’s Word.
Answers magazine is the Bible-affirming, creation-based magazine from Answers in Genesis. In it you will find fascinating content and stunning photographs that present creation and worldview articles along with relevant cultural topics. Each quarterly issue includes a detachable chart, a pullout children’s magazine, a unique animal highlight, excellent layman and semi-technical articles, plus bonus content. Why wait? Subscribe today and get a FREE DVD download!