The University of California College System said that private school classes that taught Creationism and science were not sufficient prep work for college level classes. The Association of Christian Schools sued saying their constitutional rights were violated when their high school biology classes were rejected because a religious view point was being presented as science. The court ruled for the University System, saying that religion is not science and cannot be substitued in the place of rigorous academic study. The Association of Christian Schools appealed to the Supreme Court but the case was refused meaning the lower court's determination stands.
Michael White at the Science 2.0 website
succinctly summarizes the tactics of creationists in this case:
This is yet another one of those instances in which creationists try to have it both ways: creationism is religion when it's convenient accuse people of religious discrimination, and it's science when they're trying to get it into the public school curriculum.
Edited by zoocrew, 24 October 2010 - 11:31 AM.