Oh, the humanity! Steven Stough, who is suing the Dover (PA) School Board in hopes of stopping intelligent design from being taught in schools there, fears for his daughters psyche:
A parent who is among eight families suing to have "intelligent design" removed from a school district's biology curriculum said he feared his daughter wouldn't be accepted by other students because of her views.
Steven Stough, whose 14-year-old daughter is enrolled in high-school biology this year in the Dover Area School District, testified Friday that she would probably ask to be excused during the reading of the statement concerning intelligent design — unless the policy is overturned by the court.
Asked to describe the consequences she would suffer as a result of refusing to hear the statement, Stough said, "She's harmed by that because she's no longer part of the accepted school community."
Yes, I remember the shame I felt when I was excused from the classroom reading of the Pythagorean theorem way back when. We must--we must!--consider the effect on the children before we continue with such madness.