Friday, October 7, 2011

Religious Freedom - #3305 -VIDEO: Judge Upholds Firing of Science Teacher Accused of Preaching Creationism and Religious Doctrine - The Blaze


Judge Upholds Firing of Science Teacher Accused of Preaching Creationism and Religious Doctrine - The Blaze - A judge has upheld the firing of a central Ohio public school science teacher who was accused of preaching religious beliefs in class and of keeping a Bible on his desk. According to the Columbia Dispatch:  [John] Freshwater had filed suit in February, saying that state law and school procedures protecting his rights were violated, a hearing referee’s conclusions were flawed and the school’s principal contributed to confusion and poor communication of school rules.  But Knox County Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster said in his two-page ruling Wednesday that he found clear and convincing evidence that the Mount Vernon school board was right in dismissing John Freshwater early this year. “At this time I am reviewing all of my options and speaking with (The) Rutherford Institute and my personal attorneys,” he said in an email to The Associated Press.  The Rutherford Institute is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based civil liberties group which has been involved in the case. Attorney and institute president John Whitehead said Freshwater has 30 days to file an appeal and said his group is ready to move in that direction.  “The lower courts are very difficult to get by because they do uphold local school boards almost unanimously,” Whitehead said. “We’ll have a better chance in an appeals court which will have more distance away from the school board and the local community. Read more and see more videos of the John speaking to School Board at an earlier time, and the vote of the School Board.......

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