It's amazing how tolerant some religious people are. The Washington Post today reports on the creationism-backing school board members' very un-Christian behavior towards a science teacher:
Intimidation Alleged On 'Intelligent Design'
Teacher Cites School Board Pressure
By Michael PowellWashington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 28, 2005; Page A03
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 -- Parents in federal court Tuesday described an atmosphere of intimidation and anger when school board members in Dover, Pa., last year decided to require high school biology teachers to read a statement that casts doubt on the theory of evolution.
Bryan Rehm, a parent who also taught physics at Dover High School, testified of continual pressure from board members not to "teach monkeys-to-man evolution." He said that the board required teachers to watch a film critical of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and that board members talked openly of teaching creationism alongside evolution.
The atmosphere became so heated that neighbors began to call him an "atheist with . . . a lot of words added on to it," Rehm said. He said that "it was turning into a real zoo" and that students were quarreling about evolution.
No, this is not Tennessee in 1925. This is Pennsylvania in 2005. Wow.