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TEXAS: GOP Candidates Agree, Creationism Must Be Taught In Schools

The Dallas Morning News reports that all four GOP candidates for Texas lieutenant governor agree that creationism should be taught in public schools.
Late last month, state Board of Education members adopted new high school science books that include full coverage of evolution without the disclaimers sought by social conservatives and other critics of Charles Darwin’s theory. While none of the lieutenant governor candidates mentioned the board’s decision, three — Patrick, Patterson and Staples — blasted teaching only evolution as a form of “political correctness.” They linked it to what they described as a broader moral decline. “The breakup of the family in this country has started when we took God out of the classroom,” said Patrick, a radio talk show host. “As a Christian, certainly creationism should be taught,” said Staples, a former state legislator. Dewhurst, who is seeking a fourth term, agreed. "It’s a fair discussion to expose students to both sides and let them make the decision with the advice and counsel of their parents,” he said.
(Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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