Creationist School Board Candidate in Wisconsin

WE present School staff must be held accountable, which appears in the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune of Wisconsin Rapids. It’s in the form of a letter-to-the-editor from someone named Greg Swank, a candidate for the Wisconsin Rapids School Board; but it’s also a bit of election campaigning.

We’ll provide only a few excerpts from Swank’s letter, because most of it is about purely local issues. The rest is amusing. See what you think.

The letter begins with a bit of whining about past events. We really can’t tell if this guy has always run unsuccessfully in the past, or had once been elected but was defeated later, or what the deal is. Anyway, he starts out whining. Let’s pick it up after that:

And you know what? That’s OK, because election turnout is the name of the game. The bottom line is that it is very political, and you should know as much as you can about the people you are voting for. That said, let me tell you who I am, what I believe.

We couldn’t wait to find out, so we went Googling around. Hey, look what we found: UFO Reports Continue To Raise Questions And Eyebrows, By Greg Swank. Here’s a teaser:

Why am I even writing about this topic? Well, for me, my wife and my 15-year-old daughter it all started on June 7, 1999. We were out viewing a beautiful star-filled sky when we saw 15 objects, maneuvering very strangely.

That’s our man. Okay, back to his letter:

I am Christian, conservative, and a Constitutionalist. I’m one of “those people” who clings to God, guns and the Bible, and I pray all the time for direction and strength.

That’s nice. What else?

I believe evolution is a religion, and any science used to convince you otherwise is weak. I also believe if you are going to teach evolution as “science” you must address intelligent design which can be backed by the same scientific evidence.

Aaaargh!! Do we need any more? Why not? These people are strangely fascinating:

I think public education should not be public indoctrination of your children. Parents have every right to raise their children as they see fit, and social engineering of your kids should be prohibited in any public school.

Whatever that means to a creationist. We continue:

I believe that parents should never feel intimidated to voice their opinions, call on staff, or talk to a board member. Their concerns should be taken seriously, and a response to any action should be shared with them.

He probably means that the concerns of creationist parents should be taken seriously. His letter then goes on a bit about “accountability” and unions, but those are local issues in Wisconsin Rapids. Let’s skip to the end:

Agree or disagree, these are some things I feel passionate about. If you feel the same, the rest is easy. Go to the polls on April 6 and vote for me to represent you on the school board.

God bless America.

At the bottom of the letter we’re informed: “Rudolph resident Greg Swank is a candidate for Wisconsin Rapids School Board.”

if you click over to the newspaper, you’ll see that there are some comments coming in. Some Wisconsin Rapids people seem sane. But not all of them.

Update: Swank lost the election. See Creationist Wisdom #138: Just a Story.

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3 responses to “Creationist School Board Candidate in Wisconsin

  1. After losing out for the Wisconsin state senate in 2004, Greg Swank got elected to the school board in 2006 then lost the next election in 2009.

  2. RosyPeaches

    You missed this gem:

    The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals
    From Greg Swank

  3. RosyPeaches says: “You missed this gem”

    He’s has stuff at Stormfront too. Great guy.