ADDENDUM 2005-12-21: The judge’s memorandum opinion (PDF) is a fantastic read, especially after about page 20.
Finally, a judge ruled that teaching “Intelligent” Design in Dover, PA schools violates the constitutional separation of church and state.
Several members repeatedly lied to cover their motives even while professing religious beliefs, [the judge] said.
“We find that the secular purposes claimed by the Board amount to a pretext for the Board’s real purpose, which was to promote religion in the public school classroom,” he wrote in his 139-page opinion.
They have been fairly brazen:
Said the judge: “It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy.”
I was beginning to wonder if the country was totally clueless to this hoodwinking. I guess not. Truly, this is a cause for celebration.