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Aug 2, 2010 11:10 AM by Melissa Canone

Public Schools in Livingston Parish Won't Teach Creationism

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Public schools in Livingston Parish won't
teach creationism this year, but some board members say they might
consider adding it to the curriculum in the future.
Marjorie Esman, executive director of the American Civil
Liberties Union of Louisiana, tells the Advocate newspaper that the
school district could expect an expensive a legal battle if it
does.
Livingston Parish School Board President Keith Martin says money
is tight and the cost of litigation must be considered. Martin says
he voted against adding creationism to the curriculum years ago
because of concerns that teachers would introduce their own
religious beliefs.
School board member David Tate says he doesn't want a lawsuit,
but: "why not take a stand for Jesus and risk litigation?"

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