The Florida Baptist Witness, which has been an excellent inside source of information about the anti-evolution legislation introduced by State Senator Ronda Storms (R), has an interesting recap about today’s raucous goings-on in the Florida Senate: Senate debates evolution academic freedom bill. That article concludes with some specific information about future action. We’ve put that in bold for emphasis:
Reflecting on the debate, Florida Baptist Convention legislative consultant Bill Bunkley told Florida Baptist Witness Storms “weathered the gauntlet.”
“With repeated questions about Intelligent Design taking center stage, Sen. Storms took the best the Florida Senate liberals had to fire against her in today’s floor questioning – from attempting a rogue amendment to teach wide open sex education without any parental involvement to discussing if the Raelians’ theory of man’s origins would be acceptable teaching,” Bunkley said.
No vote was taken and final consideration by the Senate could come as early as Wed., April 23, according to Bunkley.
A companion bill in the Florida House of Representatives, HB 1483, was approved by a House council April 11 but differs significantly from Storms’ bill. House floor consideration has not been scheduled.
A question occurs to your Curmudgeon: Why does a religious organization such as the Florida Baptist Convention have a legislative consultant?