Since then we’ve seen at least a hundred items in various news sources, some for Walker and some against him. Others criticized the relevance of the question, and still others claimed that the question was a ploy to make Republicans look stupid. We’ve ignored all that, but today we found something that’s worth a look.
It’s a letter-to-the-editor in The Reporter of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. We’re told that the city’s name is French for bottom of the lake, but after reading the letter we think it means land of droolers. The letter is titled Walker on evolution vs. creationism. If you click over to it, an icon at the top will get you to the comments section.
We usually won’t embarrass letter-writers by using their full names — unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures, but this one is an exception. He’s Doug Forsythe of Fond du Lac, and we found a man with that name described at the website of the School District of North Fond du Lac. He teaches something called Business and Information Technology, which includes lessons in Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing. Another page indicates that he’s also a wrestling coach.
As a teacher in the public school system, Doug is worthy of full name treatment. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
An open letter to Gov. Walker: Gov. Walker, I am very disappointed in your choice to deny your God and not take a clear stance on evolution vs. creation.
Walker denied God? We didn’t notice that. What is it, specifically, that bothers Doug? He says:
I have been told that you are a Christian man, although I must admit I have my doubts. Your actions often do not match the behaviors of a Christian man. However, your refusal to state unequivocally that you believe in creationism and not evolution is deeply troubling. You would choose to deny the God that created you in exchange for potential votes.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Doug thinks being Christian means being a creationist. He should take a look at the National Center for Science Education’s list of Statements from Religious Organizations supporting evolution, or the The Clergy Letter Project, a strong, pro-evolution statement signed by over 12,000 Christian clergymen. Let’s read on in Doug’s letter:
Do you not trust that He is in control and will place the person in power that He wants in place? Romans 13:1 states [bible quote].
Good point, Doug! The letter continues:
You are in a unique position to share your beliefs with millions of people because you have been placed in that position by God. How can you possibly believe that denying the God that created you is the better choice? It’s sad to see that the lust for power has caused you to turn away from the one true God.
What’s Doug saying? He says Walker is following the route to political power by refusing to endorse creationism. But if that’s true, what’s the point of a candidate’s declaring himself to be creationist and then losing the election? There’s so much we don’t understand.
Ah well, here’s one last excerpt from the end:
Although I don’t agree with your politics, your eternal life is much more important. I pray that God will allow you to hear my one small voice and correct your error.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It looks like Doug isn’t even a Republican, but he’s giving advice to Walker nevertheless. Great letter!
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