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Republican Ad In Alabama Attacks Politician For Backing Teaching Of Evolution

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.

Groan

H/T: Allahpundit on Twitter

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4 Responses to “Republican Ad In Alabama Attacks Politician For Backing Teaching Of Evolution”

  1. Rob Miles says:

    I say we vote Alabama off the island.

  2. lahru says:

    While my emotions are involved is my attraction to the bright red Yugo with the racing stripes and the alloy wheels I also know that it is really a shitty car.

    I also want to believe what the bible says is true, but I also know that it is not factual.

    Emotion versus fact is a problem for many these days.

  3. Nick says:

    I sincerely hope this person does not get re-elected. What an idiot.

  4. gawaine says:

    Believe it or not, this is an improvement. However, the people of Alabama believe what the candidates are saying just about as much as Virginians believe that our Gubernatorial candidates will eliminate all traffic in the next few years.

    In the late ’90s election between Fob Jones (whose slogan was “Alabama needs more Fob”) and later indicted Joel Siegelman, there was a debate that ended with one telling the other that “At least I’m not a fat monkey”, in reference to the other’s belief in evolution. This was followed by the brilliant retort, “Well, at least I’m not a fat, stupid monkey.”

    The winners of that election were the local bars, which quickly added drinks called “The Fat Monkey” and “The Fat Stupid Monkey”. (The losers were pretty much everybody involved).

    Anyway, this kind of stuff is tame.

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