Man Sues Dept. Of Ed. Over Teaching Evolution To Aspiring Veterinarian Daughter

May 29, 2015 3:26 p.m.

A West Virginia man has decided to sue government officials for teaching evolution in schools, saying it is hampering his daughter’s dream to become a veterinarian.

Kenneth Smith’s lawsuit says that education officials are violating the Constitution and infringing the civil rights of his daughter by “propagating” the “religion” of evolution, according to the Charleston Daily Mail.

“Their actions during the 2014-2015 school year affects my child’s future directly through the state grading system to enter college and the ability to earn economic security and a good job in her chosen veterinarian medical field of work, by being taught a faith base (evolutionary ideology) that just doesn’t exist and has no math to back it,” the lawsuit reportedly said.

Acting as his own lawyer, Smith filed suit at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia on May 12, suing everyone from the state Superintendent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Mail reported.

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