I don’t often do this but I am going to simply link to another story I found, simply because this one seems to be well researched and written. Why am I linking to it? Certain organisations, such as the Discovery Institute and the makers of Expelled, would like to have you believe that there is widespread academic discrimination against Creationists and ID Proponents. Well, they have yet to produce even one case that stands up to any sort of scrutiny but what about the other side of the coin? This story, labelled Creation, Power and Violence, lists a number of people who have clearly been discriminated against in form or another simply for teaching actual science. I wonder if all those supposedly Intelligent Design proponents can defend these, hm?
Just to list those cases the story refers to, for ease of reference:
Mohammed Halim: Drawn and quartered by Motorbikes (by Taliban aligned forces) for teaching female students.
Steve Bitterman: Fired for not teaching that the Adam and Eve story as literal truth.
Alex Bolyanatz: Got fired for saying that his faith and Evolution did not exclude each other.
Howard J. Van Till: Eventually cleared of the horrible crime of claiming that Evolution has been scientifically proven after four years of inquiry.
Richard Colling: Stated his faith and Evolution didn’t exclude each other, suddenly found himself banned from teaching biology at his school any longer.
Nancey Murphy: Gave a pro-ID book a bad review (which is fair enough, basic analysis the book’s author didn’t have a clue) and had to suddenly fight to keep her job.
Gwen Pearson: Suffered numerous forms of abuse and discrimination.
Chris Comer: Was forced to resign after simply forwarding an email stating that a philosophy talk was going to be held.
Paul Mirecki: Was forced to step down after planning to do a talk called Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies.
Eric Pianka: Received death threats after creationists such as Forrest Mims and William Dembski made up nonsense about him wishing to unleash the Ebola virus to kill 90% of humanity.
More are listed but are more indirect.