Yes, Chris, there is a place for both science and religion. I would even be in favor of discussing an opt-in program for, say, History of World Religions, or Biblical Texts as Literature courses.
The problem MOST people who are against teaching religion alongside science, as if they are equals. They are not. One has a very specific set of rules and guidelines that are repeatable and for the most part provable. Religion is based off oral tradition. They are not comparable in the least.
Edit: I just read your clarification. Oh my God I just did an errand drive by!