U.S. Court Rejects Creationist School’s Lawsuit Over Bid to Offer Master’s Degree

Court Supports Texas’ Rejection of Accreditation of Creationist Degree

A federal judge has tossed out the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School’s lawsuit against the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board over the board’s decision, in 2008, to reject the institute’s bid to offer a master’s degree in science education. In a ruling issued last Friday, Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court in Austin, Tex., dismissed the institute’s lawsuit summarily, writing that it “has not put forth evidence sufficient to raise a genuine issue of material fact with respect to any claim it brings.” According to the institute’s Web site, its mission is to equip “believers with evidence of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.”

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