The state of Kentucky will be voting for their new Governor in a few days. Wikipedia has an article on it: Kentucky gubernatorial election, 2015. They say:
The Kentucky gubernatorial election will take place on November 3, 2015, to elect the Governor of Kentucky. Incumbent Democratic Governor Steve Beshear is not eligible to run for re-election to a third term due to term limits established by the Kentucky Constitution.
As you know, Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, carefully chose that state to be the location of his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum. So it’s natural to expect that creationism would play some part in the race for Governor.
The candidates are: Democrat Jack Conway, Republican Matt Bevin, and Independent Drew Curtis. We know nothing about them, and we haven’t paid any attention to their campaign (except for one post several months ago — The Kentucky Governor’s Race & Ken Ham’s Ark), but our clandestine operative in Kentucky (“Bluegrass”), informed us of a questionnaire called the Kentucky Candidate Information Survey (KCIS), which was put out by the Family Trust Foundation of Kentucky. Their About page says:
The KCIS is a project of the Family Trust Foundation of Kentucky, an educational, non-profit organization founded in 1989 to serve all Kentuckians. Encouraging responsible, participatory citizenship and increasing voter participation are two of its objectives. In 1993, Family Trust established the KCIS in order to provide voters with a fair and unbiased informational publication and to inform voters where legislative and executive candidates stand in the candidate’s own words.
The questionnaire has two pages of statements and it requests the two main candidates for their responses. Only Bevin, the Republican, bothered to respond. Most of the items don’t interest us, but two of them do.
The first asks about an issue familiar to our readers — the ongoing controversy about tax benefits for Hambo’s proposed “replica” of Noah’s Ark. The last time we wrote about that was Ken Ham’s Litigation: 02 July 2015 Update. Somehow, Hambo’s ark has become an issue in the campaign. Here’s the item in the questionnaire, and Bevin’s response:
The state should proceed with its original tax incentive proposal for the Noah’s Ark theme park in Northern Kentucky.
Bevin’s response: “Strongly agree.” The only other interesting item was:
Schools should familiarize students with all sides of scientific debates on issues like evolution and global warming.
Bevin’s response: “Strongly agree.”
So there you are. Bevin is clearly a full-blown, flaming creationist. He’s slightly behind Conway in the polls, but that may not mean much. If he wins, ol’ Hambo will have a friend in the Governor’s office. Won’t that be sweet?
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