Clearly, science and religion are mutually exclusive. Each has an important part in this writer's life and to the lives of most Americans. I attended a private sectarian-oriented academy, a Presbyterian college, and a Jesuit graduate school. In all three, religion played an extremely important role in the classroom. Faith-based teachings, whether Christian, Judaism, Muslim, or whatever are extremely important in their proper forum........but a public school classroom is not that forum.
Evolution and creationism are also mutually exclusive. Distorting their definitions does not change the reality of their mutual exclusivity. Until and unless something better comes along, evolution will continue to be recognized as the best explanation for the development of life on Earth. As such, it is taught as an integral part of biology, science and related courses in schools, academies, colleges and universities throughout the world.