Creationism bill dead in Indiana

Victory! Indiana House Kills Creationist Bill

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is happy to report today that leader of the Indiana House of Representatives is shelving a Senate-approved bill that would have allowed public schools across the state to teach children the creation stories of various mainstream religions.

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-District 88) announced last week that he would use a procedural move to kill SB 89.

The bill, as introduced by Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-District 14), originally read that school boards and other authorized educational administrators could “require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.”

Credit: Center For Inquiry

The message is getting around that these types of bills are a waste of time and taxpayer money. They AREN’T going to fly and would be challenged even if they passed. However, Sen Kruse, who introduced the proposal said he will attempt to overturn Edwards v Aguillard, a landmark case that rendered the teaching of Creationism unconstitutional. A lofty goal. (*shakes head ‘no way’*)