Ind. Legislator Seeks Religion In Public Schools.

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An Indiana legislator has introduced a bill that would introduce religion into public schools in a variety of ways.

Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Dist. 14) is pushing Senate Bill 373, which would require that public schools post "In God We Trust" signs in every classroom, mandate that every public school offer elective courses on world religions that "may also include as part of the survey course's curriculum the study of the Bible" and promote the teaching of creationism.

Kruse's proposal says that "the governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science."

The bill is unusual in that most anti-evolution bills these days don't mention creationism by name. Instead, they...

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