Comment by Alan Huffman on May 11, 2009 at 1:34pm
That is good news... Creationism == religion. That does make me feel better.
Comment by Pam on May 11, 2009 at 1:58pm

Here's the context of the "nonsense" quote.

Q. You were found to have violated the First Amendment's establishment clause when you discussed a 1993 court case involving your former colleague, science teacher John Peloza, who sued for the right not to have to teach evolution. You told your class, "I will not leave John Peloza alone to propagandize kids with this religious, superstitious nonsense." The court said you were referring to Creationism. Do you agree?

A. I was referring to the way John Peloza was teaching in his biology classroom, not Creationism. He was leading kids to the understanding that there were major scientific flaws in evolution. As a matter of science, there really aren't. If that's offensive to someone's faith, I'm sorry.
Comment by Pam on May 11, 2009 at 2:08pm
I don't see any evidence to suggest that Corbett was specifically discriminating against any of his students based on religion. He might have discriminated against religion itself, but how is that any different than commenting on the flaws of Socialism or Communism? There's also no evidence (that we are presented with) that indicates he gives lower grades to Christians or creationists or anything like that.

And discussions about religion are entirely in line with European History, because religion has been the cause of many important historical events. Corbett seemed to be giving historical context with relevant modern-day information. I can almost guarantee that if he said "belief in unicorns is superstitious nonsense" that even someone who believed in unicorns would not be able to make a case out of it, let alone win.
Comment by CJoe on May 12, 2009 at 3:09pm
These people are always screaming about freedom of speech... I can't believe this is even being taken to court.
Comment by Morgan Matthew on May 12, 2009 at 4:03pm
I could not even watch this to its full extent.


You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Atheist Sites


Analyzing Ferguson

Started by Unseen in Crime and Punishment. Last reply by Davis Goodman 34 minutes ago. 9 Replies

The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?

Started by Unseen in Society. Last reply by Unseen 2 hours ago. 65 Replies

"Probably won't report".....

Started by Belle Rose in Society. Last reply by Davis Goodman 5 hours ago. 19 Replies

In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’

Started by Brian Daurelle in Society. Last reply by Erock68la 6 hours ago. 63 Replies

Blog Posts

Rounding Up?

Posted by Carol Foley on November 20, 2014 at 3:17am 2 Comments

Services we love!

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service