A Florida man and his 11-year-old son are filing a lawsuit claiming the Palm Beach County school board does not teach the theory of evolution.
According to local station Wpbf, attorney Barry Silver and his son, Brandon, have filed the 18-page brief last month and served it the school board last Wednesday night.
“It’s such a magnificent story and it’s being neglected,” Silver said. “The students are being deprived of learning from it because certain religious people don’t like the story because it contradicts the Bible, and we think it is terrible that children shouldn’t learn the truth about where they came from.”
Silver’s son said his school teaches about the adaptations to environments, but does not elaborate further on the theory.
According to the lawsuit:
“There are currently schools and textbooks which provide false, misleading, and dangerous information about certain religions and purposely omit factual information if it appears unfavorable to them and/or politically incorrect, which cause Palm Beach County public school students not to receive a high quality education required by the Florida law.”
Silver said he is willing to work something out with the school board and he has no desire to proceed with the litigation. However if the district refuses to sit down with the Silvers, they plan to continue the fight.
“If they’re willing to sit down with us and talk about it and correct some of the things that are not proper in the school system about science we’re happy to resolve it with them,” Silver said. “If not, we’ll go ahead and serve it and we will vigorously litigate the lawsuit.”
Featured image via Wpbf.