Casper, Wyo. • A group of Wyoming churches say they support science education standards that the state Legislature rejected over concerns that students would be expected to know about global climate change and evolution.
The Wyoming Association of Churches said recently that science should be taught openly and not be based on any belief system and that it supports teaching students at K-12 public schools concepts in line with the Next Generation Science Standards, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1qkYdnO).
"It's just a historical statement," said the Rev. Warren Murphy, a Cody-based Episcopalian minister and environmental projects coordinator for the church group that represents about 10 Protestant denominations statewide. "None of us have any problems with understanding evolution, and it does not interfere with faith."