Scopes II Monkey Trial Decided The Right Way This Time
In the original Scopes Monkey Trial, high school teacher John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution. This time the modern day creationists are found guilty of teaching religion.
U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III has issued a 139-page opinion ruling:
"The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the board who voted for the ID policy."
Judge Jones also finds that the good Christians on the Dover school board are liars. To wit:
"It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy."
And he concludes:
"We find that the secular purposes claimed by the board amount to a pretext for the board's real purpose, which was to promote religion in the public school classroom….Our conclusion today is that it is unconstitutional to teach ID as an alternative to evolution in a public school science classroom."