Well, it is Alabama:
Today’s must-watch video: The True Republican PAC is running an advertisement in Alabama’s GOP gubernatorial race attacking Bradley Byrne (R) because he supports the teaching of evolution in schools.
Here’s the ad:
And what happens ? The candidate being attacked releases a statement saying that he really does support teaching creationism in science classes:
• I believe the Bible is the Word of God and that every single word of it is true. From the earliest parts of this campaign, a paraphrased and incomplete parsing of my words have been knowingly used to insinuate that I believe something different than that. My faith is at the center of my life and my belief in Jesus Christ as my personal savior and Lord guides my every action.
• 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 text books. Those who attack me have distorted, twisted and misrepresented my comments and are spewing utter lies to the people of this state.