Indiana Senate Bill Would Require Public Schools to Teach Creationism

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STATEWIDE-- A bill introduced to the Indiana Senate could require public schools to teach creationism.

That would be the opposite of what the Supreme Court said. Back in 1987 that court said teaching creationism in public schools is unconstitutional.

The bill was Republican Senator Dennis Kruse's idea. Kruse represents Indiana's 14th district. That includes part of Fort Wayne and many cities and towns east of Fort Wayne.

This would be the sixth time that Kruse has tried to pass a creationism related bill since 2000. The previous five times all failed.

Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated "from specific acts of divine creation", as opposed to the scientific conclusion that they came about through natural processes.