TV station Bay News 9 ran a piece on the state science standards, choosing to make the story a dueling quotes war between FCS member Johnathan Smith and Polk County school board member Kay Fields.
“To me, just showing evolution is not fair to the students,” Fields said. “I am not encouraging preaching religion. All that I am encouraging, again, is that allowing students to learn the concept of intelligent design as they will the concept of evolution and let them make their decision based on the information.”
“Yes, teach it in a comparative religion class,” he said. “Yes, teach it in a theology class. But you can’t teach religion.”