Center for Inquiry Urges Indiana Senators to Drop Creationist Bill

January 19, 2012

The following is a news update from the Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy:

As you might have already heard, the Indiana State Senate Committee on Education and Career Development is currently considering Senate Bill 89, which would allow school boards and other authorized educational administrators in the state to “require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.”

In response to this outrageous and unconstitutional proposal, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) today wrote to the ten members of the committee urging them to withdraw or oppose SB 89. Our letter was signed by Ronald A. Lindsay, President and CEO of the Center for Inquiry; Michael De Dora, Director of CFI’s Office of Public Policy; and Reba Boyd Wooden, Executive Director of CFI’s branch in Indianapolis.

To download and view our letter, click here.

The Committee on Education and Career Development consists of Sen. Dennis Kruse (chair and lead sponsor for SB 89), Sen. Jim Banks, Sen. Jim Buck, Sen. Luke Kenley, Sen. Jean Leising, Sen. Frank Mrvan, Sen. Earline Rogers, Sen. Scott Schneider, Sen. Tim Skinner, and Sen. Carlin Yoder. To contact these senators on your own, click here.