Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Great Article About Ellery Schempp

The Associated Press has a terrific article about Ellery Schempp, who 50 years ago as a high school student bravely stood up against mandatory Bible reading in his public school and paved the way for an important court ruling that helped to break the Christian hegemony that so clearly existed at the time (and for which the religious right will never forgive him). Schempp is 67 now and he’s the subject of a new book called Ellery’s Protest by NYU law professor Stephen Solomon. Read the whole article, it’s fascinating.