Thursday, May 07, 2009

Our Truly Mixed-Up Judiciary

Dolan Media is reporting on a court case in which a teacher was found to be in violation of the first amendment for calling creationism "religious, superstitious nonsense." The author writes:
United States District Judge James Selna wrote that he could not “discern a legitimate secular purpose in this statement, even when considered in context. The statement therefore constitutes improper disapproval of religion in violation of the Establishment Clause.”
Okaaaayyyy. Here's where it gets really weird:
On the other hand, the judge ruled that Corbett engaged in permissible academic discourse by commenting that "when you put on your Jesus glasses, you can't see the truth."
So slamming creationism constitutes religious discrimination but asking people to take off their "Jesus glasses" doesn't? How's that work, exactly?

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