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Arlington Lawmaker Wants Protection For Creationists

By Chuck Schechner, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington lawmaker wants added protections for critics of evolution on the state’s college campuses.

Representative Bill Zedler has introduced a bill that forbids discrimination or penalty of teachers or students who express support of intelligent design.

Zedler says professors are allowed to sound off on a variety of issues, but not to criticize evolution. He says evolution critics are afraid to speak out for fear they’ll lose tenure or face other discrimination.

KRLD’s Chuck Schechner reports

It’s the latest in the battle between evolutionists and creationists.  Zedler  says his bill would prohibit such discrimination of those who espouse intelligent design. He wants the law to stand behind them.

The Republican lawmaker says it’s an issue of academic freedom. Critics contend it pushes an ideological agenda.

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