Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Freshwater’s Defense

I came across this article about John Freshwater being fired that has an amusing statement from his attorney:

Freshwater’s actions became public in April after he refused to remove a Bible from his desk. Today, his attorney, R.Kelly Hamilton, focused on the Bible in characterizing Freshwater as a victim who’s being denied his Constitutional right to practice his beliefs.

“They have to tear him up, beat him up, to distract from the issue of the Bible on the desk,” Hamilton said.

Hilarious. There are a good half dozen other far more serious accusations all found to be true in the independent report, but his attorney wants it to all be about whether he can keep a Bible on his desk. We’ll make you a deal: he gets to keep all the Bibles he wants on his desk, but his desk will no longer be in a public school.