Argument: Allowing creationism in schools violates separation of church and state

Issue Report: Creationism vs evolution in schools


The Constitution guarantees the religious freedom of all Americans in two ways — by protecting our individual right to worship and by ensuring separation between church and state. According to the Constitution as it has been interpreted by the Supreme Court, the government cannot promote or oppose specific religious views or doctrines. Creationism, creation science, and intelligent design theory are all unquestionably religious doctrines. Therefore, the government cannot promote them as science without violating the First Amendment.”