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Grand Canyon Gives In to Creationist Suing for Religious Discrimination

The park will now allow Andrew Snelling, a young-Earth creationist geologist, to collect rocks for research.
Source: Brian Killigrew / AP

Updated on July 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Back in May, Andrew Snelling sued Grand Canyon National Park officials after a failed, years-long attempt to get a research permit to collect rocks in the park. Snelling trained as geologist and he is young-Earth creationist who believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible. In his view

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