Advocates of the Biblical Theory of creation are pressing for its teaching in school science courses on the grounds that it deserves "equal time" with the Darwinian explanation.
The American Ethical Union considers the Genesis story to be part of a theology which anyone has a right to believe, but is no part of natural science. Because the Constitution prohibits any establishment of religion, this theological doctrine should not be taught in the public schools.
If "creationism" is to be discussed at all in the public schools, it should only be in the context of history, comparative religion, or other nonscience courses.
When [the] scientific theory of evolution is taught in public schools, it should be done in a way that does not denigrate or belittle any student's religious beliefs.
Adopted by the American Ethical Union Assembly in Madison, New Jersey, 1981
Source: AEU 73rd Annual Assembly Memo [job14scan]
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