Belfast museum faces legal battle over Darwin exhibition

Belfast museum faces legal battle over Darwin exhibition

The Ulster Museum in Belfast faces a legal challenge unless it stages a creationist exhibition as a counter to its forthcoming series on Charles Darwin, a Democratic Unionist member of the Northern Ireland assembly warned today.

Forty-eight hours after the DUP’s Northern Ireland environment minister, Sammy Wilson, railed against the idea that climate change is man-made, his party colleague Mervyn Storey has threatened legal action against the museum over its promotion of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

The North Antrim DUP assembly member called this morning for an “alternative exhibition” promoting creationism to be staged alongside one planned for the Ulster Museum in Belfast this year.

Storey, a born-again Christian advocate of creationism and so-called intelligent design, said that as the museum in Belfast’s university district was publicly funded it should be subject to the province’s equality legislation.

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1 comment so far

  1. Ray Russ on

    In the Department of Misery Loves Company I guess I’ll note that it’s nice to know that not all of the religiously informed, intellectual Neanderthals reside here in the US. That the Intelligent Design movement (and its incestuous little sister Young Earth Creationism) has arrived in Europe is disheartening.

    Good luck in shooing those flies from the table of intellectual discourse.


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