A South Carolina state senator who has vocally criticized the growing popularity of evolution in the education system recently warned that Darwinism will soon entirely oust Christianity from being allowed in public schools.
In an article published on Saturday, Senator Mike Fair argued that the courts have placed an unconstitutional "strangehold" on the search for scientific truth by forcing teachers to teach only atheistic evolutionism.
"The 'truth' must conform to Darwinism, or it is not allowed," he wrote. "I don't suppose it matters what your eyes see or your mind tells you.
"Making inferences to the best factual information is not allowed if it points to a religion other than atheism," he continued. "Consideration that the fine tuning of our galaxy is a miracle (or made that way) is a discussion that is not allowed."
This is not the first time Fair has spoken out in regards to the creation/evolution debate. In Februray, the Senator objected to evolution-supporting terminology in proposed science curriculums. Then in May, he promoted a policy that would permit students in public schools to learn arguments both for and against evolution.
"The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution proclaims: 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,'" he stated. "It means what it says," explained Fair.
"The majority of our Founding Fathers promoted the Christian faith as individuals but agreed the government would not establish a state faith funded by taxpayers," Fair reasoned. "However, over time, the courts have come to determine what the words in the Constitution mean. Every set of Supreme Court Justices gives us a new set of 'founders.'"
"I believe the principles established by the Founders are being removed from the public square by a series of narrow decisions of the U. S. Supreme Court," he continued. "I am bothered that the Supreme Court has changed the Constitution by a series of 5-4 votes clearly outside the methods duly established to properly change our Constitution."
Fair references several recent Supreme Court rulings which have contributed to the diminishing appearance of Christianity in public schools, including the banning of prayer from many public places, the promoting of Darwinism in public schools, and the exclusion of facts that point to an intelligent designer.
"It is hard for me to believe that intelligence has been ruled unconstitutional in the public schools," he stated.
"We have a well-defined process to amend our Constitution that guarantees extensive debate," he wrote, "but many of the principles held dear by Americans are being cast aside by judicial activism."
In concluding his argument, Fair asserts that the evolution/creation debate is extremely important simply because a belief in God is the foundation for morality, and that science and Biblical truths do not contradict one another.
"Why should a young person care about character if he is just a random conglomeration of particles?" Fair asked.
"Christianity and science do not conflict," he writes. "Christianity and make-believe do conflict."