ACLJ — Evolution Litigation

February 2, 2005

My friend Jay Sekulow with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is taking up the causes of academic liberty and scientific inquiry in pressing to bust the monopoly the Darwinists have on our public education system. Sekulow write:

There is a continuing controversy erupting throughout the United States regarding the teaching of evolution as fact in public schools around the country. During the original Scopes “Monkey Trial” in 1925, famed lawyer Clarence Darrow argued that denying the right to teach Darwinian evolution violated fundamental academic freedom. Now, some 80 years later, evolutionists argue that their theory should be the only one taught in schools. This issue of the origins of mankind is being decided by the courts. We have developed a comprehensive strategy to address this issue. In the coming weeks, I will be preparing a major editorial that will be released throughout the United States. We will also be filing briefs in these key cases in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Sekulow knows his efforts are going to be met with the greatest resistance. He intends to “develop the scientific evidence that points to intelligent design.” Sekulow is to be roundly applauded for getting into this very important fight. Ironically, as I’ve said before, the opponents of real science, the concealers of facts, the academic censors, the myth-promoters are on the Darwinists’ side in this ongoing dispute. As people will eventually see — to their collective shock — our public school science books continue to promote theories and evidence that have been long-since discredited.

It is a scandal of enormous proportions. In the meantime, the proponents of Intelligent Design need to keep their focus on the science and the facts as well. That’s the way to prevail in this struggle. Kudos to Jay Sekulow for recognizing that and for focusing his energies on developing the evidence — as a lawyer of his incredible caliber, of course, would.