The headline should say "Texas Conservatives Say No to Insanity". This election result could have sweeping consequences in Texas, and may signal a loss of power across the nation for those who would mandate religion being taught as science, under the guise of "creationism".
To anyone outside of Texas, who doesn't know who McLeroy is, he is the controversial member of the State Board of Education who had been pushing for creationism to be taught as science in Texas public schools. He is also a dentist. Does the name Orly Taitz mean anything to you? I am willing to be dollars to donuts that he has been sniffing the same kind of nitrous oxide that Taitz has been sniffing.Thomas Ratliff upset State Board of Education member Don McLeroy in a Republican primary nail-biter.
McLeroy, a dentist from Bryan, lost by about 800 votes. No Democrat has filed for the District 9 race so Ratliff will take the seat next year.
McLeroy just didn't see this stunning upset coming, but he should have. Did he really believe that his fellow Texans were stupid enough to buy what he was shoveling? The bottom line here is that the power of America's would be Ayatollahs is now clearly on the decline, as it should be. Of course, they will scream "discrimination", but if that is what it is, then walk though the door of any mental institution, and you will be sure to find few "Napoleons", along with others, who are also being discriminated against. Should we rewrite history books to claim that Napoleon still lives?
If creationists want a voice in politics, let it be from a religious perspective, and not a pseudo-scientific one. There is plenty of room in America for a discourse on religion, but there is no room for misrepresentation of their agenda as something that it isn't. Let them cry their crocodile tears, and pound their tables in their outrage. Their agenda just doesn't matter, and they are irrelevant. Let science be science.
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