With all this madness over State Senator Ronda Storms (R) and her anti-evolution legislation in Florida, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has come up with a bit of wisdom. In an otherwise unremarkable column, Creationism doesn’t measure up to science, we find this gem (bold added for emphasis):
Republicans in government should remember Terri Schiavo. They pandered to the religious right by trying to keep her hooked up to a feeding tube, but their actions appalled millions of other Floridians, and they felt the backlash.
The same could hold true for evolution. Legislators may win some votes through an egalitarian approach toward biological science, but they risk alienating plenty of other Floridians who want to live in the 21st century rather than the 17th.