Kansas Creationists’ Opposition to New Science Standards Evolves
The great Kansas debate over teaching evolution continues to, well, evolve.
Consider Jack Wu, candidate for the Kansas state Board of Education. Perhaps the most relevant qualification on his bio is that he attends the Westboro Baptist Church. That’s the one that stages protests at soldiers’ funerals, saying God is punishing the U.S. for homosexuality.
“The current public educational system in Kansas and the United States is preparing its students to be liars, crooks, thieves, murderers and perverts,” he says on a statement on his campaign site.
He explains: “Evolution is false science! God made the heaven and the earth and created humans from the dust of the earth! The very bad teachers that teach that men descended from apes via evolution need to have their teaching licenses revoked.” (Evolutionists would probably agree: They think that humans and apes descended from a mutual ancestor, not from each other.)
This is why the rest of the world thinks Americans are stupid. This is why so many of our own national problems are out of control. This is what a nutjob who never got over Santa Claus looks like when he’s running for public office.