Thursday, October 18, 2007

Swedish Government Bans ID from Swedish Christian Schools

Looks like freedom of religion, freedom of thought and academic freedom are all taking a hit in Sweden:

The Swedish government is to crack down on the role religion plays in independent faith schools. The new rules will include a ban on biology teachers teaching creationism or 'intelligent design' alongside evolution.

"Pupils must be protected from all forms of fundamentalism," said Education Minister Jan Bj├Ârklund to Dagens Nyheter.

"All forms of fundamentalism" except Darwinian Fundamentalism, that is. I wonder if information about the Cambrian fossils was banned too.

Of course, the US Supreme Court would find this a violation of the First Amendment if it happened here. But alas, it is Sweden.