It doesn't belong in the classroom at all. ID is not an "alternative theory" it is creationism with a new name, no more no less. Stop with this nonsense about Christians being attacked. They are being refuted.
If you walk into a classroom and want to teach Intelligent Design as an alternate scientific theory..what evidence shall you present? What fact finding evidence do you have to prove there was creator behind the design other than an assumption by one's faith?
Evolution is not a religious teaching. Where do you people come up with this ****? Is anatomy as well a religion admonished by doctors? Are quantum mechanics a religion prayed to by physicists?
EVOLUTION IS NOT A BELIEF IT'S A FACT. FOR THE LAST TIME FACTS REQUIRE EVIDENCE.
INTELLIGENT DESIGN HAS NOTHING OTHER THAN FAITH.
The teachings of Evolution and the Big Bang are guesses by scientist that would make someone be influenced to be an Atheist or Agnostic, that is teaching belief. Teachers that arent Christian were fired for just bringing up the word Intelligent Design, if you dont beleive me see Ben Stein's documentary. There's something obviously wrong there, that isnt freedom in anyway. In the documentary there were former college professors talking about Intelligent Design so if they have proof let them present it, but simply bringing it up in a classroom is not teaching Nazism, the school just fired them on the spot. It's ridiculous. And saying Evolution is a fact is like saying Buddism follows the word of Jesus. If it was a fact then everyone would follow it and it would never be questioned. Evolution is a teaching of how Atheist scientist think the world began. If you think this isnt part of a belief you are blind. And it shouldnt be taught in schools just like Intelligent Design shouldnt. And if you agree that Evolution should be taught than for the freedom of speech, you should allow Intelligent design to be taught...its one way or the other. Saying to a 6th grade science class that the world is billions of years old is Atheism and Agnostic influence you can deny that, it has an affect on your belief to become an Atheist. And there isnt enough proof to consider a fact by all people. If religion and schol should be sperated than teachings such as the Big Bang and Evolution should be seperated from schools because the bottom line is that it has an influence on a person's belief.