That's a real honest criticism there bud. While all of these folks do take a hard line stance against religion, there is no doubt that they have studied religion in the contexts of their fields of philosophy or science. Go back not even a handful of centuries and religion and philosophy and science are inseparable.
Excluding the fact that there are people who have written books and movies on the topic of religion (would be pretty foolish to do so without some sort of education on the subject, no?) why you think that one's professional education and being a scholar of religion are mutually exclusive is beyond me.
I think you're being ridiculous, expecting someone from the seminary to be on the board or even to think that someone who's from a hard-line atheistic perspective to waste their education on something like a theology degree. Like i said, if you've studied philosophy, history, or science, religion has been there.
If you're upset with how they interpret the texts, are you then also saying the texts are not accessible to the majority of the public who are religious, but don't consider themselves religious scholars? At the least, all that is necessary is to treat the bible as literally true.
Based on the fact that you glossed all this over, i'm going to make the assumption that you're just mad because it's a viewpoint contrary to your own. Had you made your response more of an honest representation of the circumstances, maybe i'd believe you were actually about intellectual integrity.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others