Christian high schools teaching antievolution as course content in biology classes are suing the California state university system. California state schools have a policy in place that does not credit biology courses based upon the Bob Jones University or A Beka curriculum materials when evaluating student admissions applications.
Amid the growing national debate over the mixing of religion and
science in America's classrooms, University of California admissions
officials have been accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of
discriminating against high schools that teach creationism and other
conservative Christian viewpoints.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles federal court Thursday by the Assn.
of Christian Schools International, which represents more than 800
religious schools in the state, and by the Calvary Chapel Christian
School in Murrieta, which has an enrollment of more than 1,000.