Friday, June 23, 2006

The Kansas Evolution Election: Johnson County forum highlights the culture war

A forum for the three Republicans running in the Kansas Board of Education 3rd District highlighted a split between the challengers who are running on “traditional Republican values” and the incumbent who they say is fighting a culture war at the expense of the state’s children.

Challengers Harry McDonald and David Oliphant will face off against incumbent John Bacon in the Aug 1 primary.

Bacon is one of the “radical six” majority on the state board that has voted to dilute the teaching of evolution. Among their other activities, the radical right majority on the board also hired a state education commissioner with no education experience and an anti-public-education track record.

Red State Rabble has good reports and photos from the forum here and here and here. You can find The Olathe Daily News report on the forum here.

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