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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:38 PM
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Judge says UC can deny class credit to Christian school students
Judge says UC can deny class credit to Christian school students
Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


(08-12) 17:25 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution.

Rejecting claims of religious discrimination and stifling of free expression, U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles said UC's review committees cited legitimate reasons for rejecting the texts - not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking.

Otero's ruling Friday, which focused on specific courses and texts, followed his decision in March that found no anti-religious bias in the university's system of reviewing high school classes. Now that the lawsuit has been dismissed, a group of Christian schools has appealed Otero's rulings to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

"It appears the UC is attempting to secularize private religious schools," attorney Jennifer Monk of Advocates for Faith and Freedom said today. Her clients include the Association of Christian Schools International, two Southern California high schools and several students.

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/0...


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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:40 PM
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1. That is wonderful! nt
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:41 PM
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2. Awwww.dey won't let them into akedemiya...
Obviuzly cuz of de relijion. They hates kristians!
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:41 PM
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3. After listening to the testimony of Monica Goodling and Sarah Taylor
can you blame them? :sarcasm:
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:41 PM
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4. These creationist people should really read "Inherit the Wind" or at least watch the movie.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:43 PM
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5. Do you mean GAWD is not on their side?
Maybe they can pray for it to rain on the University of California. :dem:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:43 PM
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6. Strike one for reason
Bravo judge!!
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Sanctified Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:44 PM
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7. Not sure why this would be a story, how many kids from religious schools would want to go to UC. n/t
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 09:56 PM
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8. Let's Get the Fundies and The Treesitters Together
And they can froth at the mouth at one another.

Where's Atticus Finch when we need him to take care of another hydrophobic dog?
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