BBC news ran a story on 9/20/08 about a controversy erupting in Britain over some comments about creation. Michael Reiss, Royal Society director of education, stated that simply telling students who believe in creation that they are wrong shuts down communication and teaching. He said a better approach was that, “Teachers need to be able to explain to them…why creationism has no scientific basis.” He further stated that, “discussing creationism as a worldview…is not the same as lending it any scientific credibility.” This is aimed at discrediting creationism, not promoting it. Mr. Reiss is not a creationist. Yet, because Mr. Reiss is also a minister in the Church of England, atheists immediately attacked his credibility and motives. Some claimed he was unqualified to hold his position as director of education simply because of his religious views. The fact that Reiss denies creationism is apparently lost in the uproar. One even said that his being a clergyman was “very worrisome.” A member of the Royal Society, Harry Kroto, said, “I warned the president of the Royal Society that he was a dangerous appointment…I did not realize just how dangerous it would turn out to be.” They act as if this is a dire matter of national security. They live in terror of a deadly outbreak of radioactive Christianity. Answers in Genesis commented on this story, “By attacking one of their own for even suggesting that creationism be dealt with in some other way than outright dismissal, they have reminded us that evolutionary theory won’t tolerate competition.” Reiss finally resigned amid all the controversy. The BBC story appeared under the inaccurate headline “Creationism biologist quits job.” Other British papers printed inflammatory and misleading headlines as well. The Times headline read, “Leading scientist urges teaching of creationism in schools.” The Daily Mail read, “Children should be taught about creationism inschool, top scientist says.” This is why it’s so hard for us to rationally discuss the fundamental differences between creationism and Darwinism without emotion turning it into a shouting match. The Bible says, “Come let us reason together.” Even if our opponents do not, we must still “speak the truth in love.” God’s truth will prevail.