The Intelligent Design Debate is all about getting people to admit there is some creator of the universe rather than Evolution. Its not about saying this creator is God or some other such deity.
IMHO it is used as a stepping stone as people who don't want to believe there is a God can swallow the idea easier.
To summarise the ID theory:
- Irreducible Complexity: Even when you reduce biological organisms down to their most basic systems they are still too complex to happen randomly.
- Specified Complexity: Biological organisms are not just complex but they are specified or ordered complexity. Since the pattern (or order) specified to make biological organisms they can't happen randomly.
- Intelligent Designer: When both the above are true there must be an Intelligent designer.
(DISCLIAMER: I may have gotten parts of the ID thoery wrong in my attempt to simplify it please help correct me if I have.)
EDIT:- To address the (macro) Evolution stance:
I can't say for certain as I am not associated with any ID organisation but my theory would be that if macro Evolution was the method that the Intelligent designer used to create organisms it would give rise to the ability that it could be done again (evolve). (ID theory was brought out of an anti-evolution philosophy. Does that make it biased? I'm not sure but I like when we question long held blind-beliefs.)
Keep in mind that both Evolution theory and the Intelligent Design theory are still theories. Neither of which (no matter how many people believe it is true) have any substantial proof either way.