From Kathy Martin, Kansas State Board of Education who is pushing for inclusion of Intelligent Design in the state’s science curriculum, making the folks at the Discovery Institute tear their hair out while she lays the smack down on their attempts to pretend that ID is just about science, not about religion:
Some scientists claim that ID is thinly disguised creationism with a hidden Christian agenda at its root. Martin agrees that the agenda is not well disguised.
“Of course this is a Christian agenda. We are a Christian Nation,” said Martin. “Our country is made up of Christian conservatives. We don’t often speak up but we need to stand up and let our voices be heard,” said Martin.
While introducing ID into the evolution cirriculum might blur the lines between theology, philosophy, and science, Martin sees no difficulty in teaching morals or ethics in the science classroom.
“Why shouldn’t theology be taught in the classroom? Morality ought to be taught in every class. Prayer ought to be allowed. Whenever a child wanted to pray in class, I prayed with them,” said Martin. “All children believe in God. Even little children whose parents don’t take them to church believe in God.”