I was in Louisiana for a geological meeting. While at the meeting, I learned that one of the candidates for governor in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, supports the teaching of creationism in Louisiana schools.
the mention of this that I can find about it in news articles are:
1. Commentary > The Monitor's View from the October 27, 2003 edition The South surprises again http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1027/p08s02-comv.html?entryBottomStory
"He's a convert to Christianity, wants the Ten Commandments displayed in public, opposes abortion in all cases, and supports teaching creationism in schools."
Also, it appears that the other candidate supports the teaching of creationism in schools.
"Nor did the college biology major do much teaching. He didn't address a subject of controversy related to the classroom that has touched his own campaign - his support for "creationism," the doctrine that calls into question evolution. His Democratic rival Kathleen Blanco has taken a similar position on the matter."
A final article is:
3. Jindal not typical candidate for Louisiana governorship, 10/25/03, ADAM NOSSITER, Associated Press, The Birmingham News www.al.com/news
"A fervent Roman Catholic convert, he has embraced the views of Louisiana's largest voting bloc, white conservatives: opposition to abortion with no exceptions; rejection of gun control; promotion of religion in public life; hostility to affirmative action and questioning of evolution and tolerance for creationism.
Bill Birkeland Texas
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