Wis. GOP State Senate Candidate: ‘Why Not Teach Creationism’ And Put A Cross In School?

July 14, 2011 10:24 am

Wisconsin Tea Party activist Kim Simac, the likely Republican nominee against incumbent Dem state Sen. Jim Holperin in the state recalls, is going beyond the immediate issues in the state of the budget and labor unions, and talking about other topics — such as teaching Christianity in schools.

“If you teach evolution, then why not creationism?” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. “Why not put a cross in a school? Why not talk about Easter in our schools?”

In fact, the teaching of creationism, school prayer and other religious instructions in school would violate many decades of legal precedents from the Supreme Court and lower courts. But it is nevertheless notable that other issues could be affected in these state Senate recalls, besides the fiscal and labor policies of GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

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