Friday, May 21, 2010

Alabama Governor's Primary

In Alabama “Judge” Roy Moore is again trying for the Republican nomination for governor. His opponent is Bradley Byrne. You remember Moore, he’s the moron that erected a 10 foot concrete statue of the 10 Commandments in the Alabama Supreme Court and then refused to take it down when ordered to do so by a federal court.

Moore launched an ad campaign attacking Byrne for accepting the Theory of Evolution. Incredibly, instead of simply ignoring Moore, Bradley responded by saying “As a Christian and as a public servant, I have never wavered in my belief that this world and everything in it is a masterpiece created by the hands of God. As a member of the Alabama Board of Education, the record clearly shows that I fought to ensure the teaching of creationism in our school textbooks. Those who attack me have distorted, twisted and misrepresented my comments and are spewing utter lies to the people of this state.”

So basically Byrne is admitting to attempting to break the law since teaching Creationism, at least as science, has been declared illegal by the Federal Courts. Of course that doesn’t keep fundies from trying.

It is a sad commentary on both the state of Alabama and the Republican Party that such a display of ignorance is considered to be a good thing in chasing elective office.

These idiots ever manage to get the upper hand in this country we’re absolutely screwed.

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