The last one of these we wrote about was here: Creationist in Florida Congressional Race. That creationist was Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent, the Republican candidate for Congress in Florida’s Fifth District.
Now we’ve found another — this time it’s in Florida’s 24th Congressional District. In the Orlando Sentinel we read Sandy Adams dismisses evolution in favor of ‘the biblical teachings’. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
If elected to Congress, state Rep. Sandy Adams said she would dig deep to find the origins of the federal deficit. Less certain is how far the Oviedo Republican would look to find the origins of the species.
Oh boy! Let’s read on:
During a campaign telephone town hall meeting last week, Adams appeared to discount the theory of evolution, outlined by Charles Darwin about 150 years ago. A caller … asked Adams if she believed in evolution. “I’m Christian. What else do you want to know?” she responded, sounding uncomfortable. When asked again, she replied, “I’m Christian. I believe in the biblical terms of how we came about.”
Isn’t that great? Here’s her campaign website: Sandy Adams for Congress. Strangely, her party affiliation isn’t mentioned, at least we couldn’t see it there; but yeah — she’s a Republican.
The news article mentions that while serving in the state legislature, Adams voted for Florida’s creationism legislation back in 2008, but fortunately it never became law. She’s hard core indeed!
Adams’ opponent is the incumbent now representing that district. She’s Democrat U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas of New Smyrna Beach, who reportedly accepts the theory of evolution. Here’s her campaign website: Suzanne Kosmas for Congress. There’s no mention of the Obama legislative agenda at all, so we assume (but don’t know) that she eagerly supported all of it.
Tough choice. They’re all tough choices.
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