Americans United Sues California School District Over 'intelligent Design' Class

Watchdog Group Says Course Is An Attempt to Push Religion, As New Front Opens In Conflict Over Creationism In The Classroom

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a lawsuit in federal court in California to stop a public school district from teaching a course that promotes a religious perspective about the origins of life.

On Jan. 1, the board of trustees of El Tejon Unified School District approved an elective called “Philosophy of Design” that advocates “intelligent design” and other concepts of creationism. The course is now being taught at Frazier Mountain High School in Lebec.

Tv Preacher Pat Robertson Suggests God Removed Israeli Leader Sharon Because Of Land Policies

Robertson's 'Incendiary Comments' Are Last Thing World Needs, Says AU's Lynn

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today deplored TV preacher Pat Robertson’s comments about Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

In remarks on his “700 Club” program, Robertson suggested that God had caused Sharon’s severe medical problems because of the Israeli official’s land policies.

Said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, “Pat Robertson has a political agenda for the entire world, and he seems to think God is ready to take out any world leader who stands in the way of that agenda.

Pastor Of Church Hosting Alito Rally Received Financial Support From Bush Administration

Church-State Watchdog Group Notes That 'Justice Sunday III' Pastor Has Received $1 Million In 'Faith-Based' Funds

Pastor Herb Lusk, the Philadelphia preacher hosting the Religious Right-led “Justice Sunday III” rally this weekend, has a long history of partisan activity on behalf of Republicans and has been awarded more than $1 million in “faith-based” grants by the Bush administration, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

The event at Greater Exodus Baptist Church, which will be broadcast nationwide, is intended to rally support for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr., President George W. Bush’s choice to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.