Scientist Alleges Religious Discrimination In KY

December 17, 2010

Author: Dylan Lovan

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

An astronomer argues that his Christian faith and his peers' belief that he is an evolution skeptic kept him from getting a prestigious job as the director of a new student observatory at the University of Kentucky.


Martin Gaskell quickly rose to the top of a list of applicants being considered by the university's search committee. One member said he was "breathtakingly above the other applicants."