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Creationists accuse biology professor of discrimination

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:354
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    An American biology professor who refuses to write letters of recommendation for his students if they don't believe in evolution is being accused of religious discrimination.

    The Liberty Legal Institute, a religious freedom group, has filed a legal complaint against Professor Michael Dini of Texas Tech University on behalf of one of Professor Dini's former students. It describes the professor's policy as “open religious bigotry.”

    “Students are being denied recommendations not because of their competence in understanding evolution, but solely because of their personal religious beliefs,” said Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel …

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