Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I guess I spoke too soon

There's more news on the Republican candidates against evolution story. Apparently the big story is not the guys who raised their hands to say they don't believe in evolution, but what's wrong with the ones who didn't.

At least, that seems to be the way the Christian Broadcasting Network sees it. David Brody, the Capitol Hill bureau chief for CBN, contacted Mitt Romney's people to find out what the hell was wrong with him that he wouldn't stand up and say he was against evolution. Sadly, when Romney tried to walk the narrow line between being an educated person and a mouth-breathing yahoo, he still didn't get the answer he wanted:

Here's the key point. The majority of Born Again Evangelicals take the Creationist viewpoint. Some Evangelicals already have concerns about Romney's Mormon faith. He needs support from Evangelicals to win. That's why this issue is an important one that needs to be cleared up. I don't think this is an issue that Romney can avoid. I believe his views need to be clear.

I understand Evolution can mean different things to different people and it can be a complicated issue. But Darwin's theory of Evolution is more clear cut. It is considered a "religion" of sorts by fundamentalist Christians. I fully realize that a Commander in Chief will not be making any "executive" decisions when it comes to Evolution. But since many Evangelicals are looking for a candidate with solid social issue conservative beliefs, Evolution enters the equation along with abortion and gay marriage. What say you? As a believer in the Creationist viewpoint, do you want to hear what Romney has to say on this or do you even care?

What's next? I'm voting for the Republican candidates coming out in favor of teaching biblical pi.


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