1. Teaching creationism and intelligent design in biology classes at the behest of religious lobbyists
"Fanatical evolutionists, many of whom claim scientific credentials, are blinded by an anti-God bias. Over the years they have concocted schemes which allow them to pass off their wizardry as science. Since they call it scientific, it must be accepted as such without question." Dr. Billy McCormack, board of directors for the Christian Coalition of America
He goes on to say, "Over the years they have concocted schemes which allow them to pass off their wizardry as science. Since they call it scientific, it must be accepted as such without question."
Replace the word 'science' with 'theology' and there you have the crux of the problem. Christian leaders don't like anything being accepted without question other than their interpretation of the Bible. This is not about evolution. It is about who is looked to for truths about life. Over the years religious leaders were the gatekeepers of truth. They concocted schemes to allow them to pass of their beliefs as truth. Now many people look to scientists as the gatekeepers of truth.
Even Christians value science over theology. If they did not, they would not use science to validate their theology. If faith was enough, it would stand alone. But even the most ardent creationists, by seeking to insert creation into science curricula, are admitting that faith is not enough.