Kamloops atheist group takes issue with how creationism is taught at Kamloops Christian

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Kamloops atheist group takes issue with how creationism is taught at Kamloops Christian

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The theory of evolution versus that of creationism is an argument as old as time — literally.

According to a local atheist group, however, evolution is the way of the world and all publicly funded schools should teach as such.

This, said Bill Ligertwood, director of the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought, includes independent schools like Kamloops Christian School, which is a religion-based institution that receives government funding.

Ligertwood said the problem is not that the school is teaching religious theology, but that creationism is being taught as equal to evolution in science class.

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[url=http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20100323/KAMLOOPS0101/303239984/-1/KA... group files complaint against Christian school[/url]

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The Kamloops Christian School is well within its right to teach creationism alongside evolution in science class, the school’s principal said Monday.

“As long as we follow and meet the needs of the province, we’re fine,” said Terry Rogers.

Rogers’s statement came after The Daily News told him the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought filed a complaint with the Ministry of Education about the publicly funded school teaching religion in a class dedicated to science.

The atheist group’s director, Bill Ligertwood, filed his complaint last week, asking the ministry to stop funding faith-based schools teaching evolution alongside creationism.