Kruse Changes Focus on Creationism Issue
The issue of whether or not to teach creationism in Indiana's public schools is still the subject of much debate. State Senator Dennis Kruse, lead sponsor of last year's effort to allow the teaching of creationism in Indiana schools is redirecting his efforts this year in favor of a 'truth in education' measure. Kruse now says the new proposal doesn't specify that religion should be taught...or evolution questioned. Opponents of the creationism proposal amended it last session to include origin-of-life theories based on multiple religions. House Speaker Brian Bosma shelved the bill, saying it appeared unconstitutional.