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Meet Maine’s new education commissioner: He thinks creationism belongs in schools. Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, just appointed Bill Beardsley as Maine’s acting education commissioner for the next six months. If LePage wishes, he can appoint Beardsley for the position permanently. Perhaps even more worrisome is that both LePage and Beardsley agree that Maine’s young should be taught creationism alongside evolution in public school. When both men ran for governor in 2011, this was a scene that actually unfolded at a debate. Asked “Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?,” LePage impressively backed up his creationist belief: “I would say intelligence, uh, the more education you have the more knowledge you have the better person you are and I believe yes and yes.”
Beardsley simply replied: “I would teach creationism.”
originally posted by: Metallicus
How is this worse than having a Socialist or Atheist appointed? I would much rather have someone that at least believes in God and Capitalism.
the other teaches a destructive ideology.
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: starwarsisreal
Considering the first two posts, I'm wondering when the inquisition starts again. May as well burn a few witches at the stake, and behead some atheists while we're at it.
originally posted by: buster2010
When did God start caring about money? "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
It doesn't sound like religion and capitalism mix very well.