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Church and State / Evolution #269738

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 1980
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(Studio) Textbook case in problem of separating church and state reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(El Cajon, California) Teaching of biblical version of creation said now being urged. [Nell SEGRAVES - believes Bible must be include in public schools as resource book.] Opponents noted as teachers and busman. Charles Brooks. [Atlanta busman. BROOKS - criticizes efforts to yet Bible in schools.] Film of Dayton, Tennessee, Scopes trial shown. [NARRATOR - summarizes Scopes trial.] Georgia, Iowa, Florida, Illinois legislature said considering laws to promote Bible version of creation Textbooks with this view said already admitted in some states. [Teacher Rhoda GREENBERG - opposes teaching religion in classroom.] Cobb Cnty., Georgia, said to have dropped biology as required subject due to conflict. [Atlanta board of education John McCLURE - advocates teaching both views.] Role of Baptist preacher Henry Morris of California noted. [MORRIS - deplores teaching of evolution, as basis of anti-Americanism.] Christian Heritage College cited. Morris' nationwide effort against teaching of evolution noted. [MORRIS - calls evolution a humanistic philosophy, not science.] Morris's textbooks noted. Luther Sunderland, scientist, said also opponent of evolution teaching. [SUNDERLAND - conducts class ridiculing evolution theory.] Georgia house bill 680 detailed [Judge Braswell DEEN - advocates passage of bill.] [Biologist Stuart HURLBERT - says some bills may have to pass to activate opposition.] Situation summarized.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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