Wednesday, May 09, 2007
John McCain's erstwhile reputation for straight talking is more and more in tatters. David Brody of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network has been dogging the issue of the Republican candidate's views on evolution. Brody asked McCain this question:
Understanding that teaching Intelligent Design is a local issue, does Senator McCain believe teaching Intelligent Design in science class alongside evolution is a good idea?Brody apparently received this reply:
Senator McCain believes evolution is supported by science, but that we shouldn't be afraid to expose students to other theories.As Brody says:
Sounds like he's OK with Creationism being taught as well. Now as for whether he believes it should be taught as a science class or a religion clas (sic), that distinction hasn't been made.First of all, notice how easily Brody switches back and forth between "Intelligent Design" and "Creationism," almost as if he didn't believe the IDeologists disclaimers that the two are worlds apart? But also notice how hard McCain is trying not to answer the question?
Maybe we should tell McCain that Osama bin Laden is just another creationist and let him hunt them to the gates of hell.