This just in:

A federal judge has ruled the University of California can deny course credit to Christian high school graduates who have been taught with textbooks that reject evolution and declare the Bible infallible, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles ruled Friday that the school’s review committees did not discriminate against Christians because of religious viewpoints when it denied credit to those taught with certain religious textbooks, but instead made a legitimate claim that the texts failed to teach critical thinking and omitted important science and history topics.

Charles Robinson, the university’s vice president for legal affairs, told the Chronicle that the ruling “confirms that UC may apply the same admissions standards to all students and to all high schools without regard to their religious affiliations.”…. read the rest here

Hat Tip RB Thomson


  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    August 13, 2008

    At Pat Robertson saying God will turn his back on California in 5..4..3..2..1

    Great for the Court, at least to recognize that academic standards are set for a reason. No double-entendre intended.

  2. #2 Amar
    August 14, 2008

    I’ve noticed that most of the blowback from the fundies on this issue seems to center on their belief that students will be denied admission to the UC schools, not just that they are denied course credit. I haven’t read the actual decision, but this seems par for the course for the sort of reaction that we have all come to expect from these religious nuts. Can someone out there who has actually read the decision in it’s entirety clarify this for me?

  3. #3 Phil
    August 14, 2008

    As it should, since these are not science courses but religious propaganda indoctrination.

  4. #4 eddie
    August 14, 2008

    Oops. There goes schlaffly’s plan to get some lab training. :$

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