Several Tulsa groups come out in opposition to state House bill 2107
Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 9:06 AM CST
A bill many thought might allow "Intelligent Design" to be taught in Oklahoma's public schools is drawing fire.
Members of Tulsa's religious, science and education communities met at a Tulsa library Wednesday to publicly oppose the bill. The president of the Tulsa School Board also spoke against what's being called the "Academic Freedom Act."
The bill's sponsors say they want to make sure all scientific viewpoints about the origins of life can be presented in Oklahoma classrooms.
Opponents of the bill insist it would combine science with religious ideals. Rev Russell Bennett, Tulsa Interfaith Alliance President: "Don't confuse them with science. Then you get, then you get nothing that's good for either side. You don't get good science; you don't get good religion when you do that."
The Academic Freedom Act is already half-way to becoming a law.