Illinois governor race simplified

Now you know who not to vote for: Bill Brady. Brady favors teaching creationism in the schools.

It’s always helpful when the ninnies declare themselves like that. Although, it’s also true that he declares himself a Republican, which nowadays is also grounds for voting against him.

However, I also take exception to the newspaper article. This is not right:

“My knowledge and my faith leads me to believe in both evolution and creationism,” he said. “I believe God created the earth, and it evolved.”

Creationism generally teaches that the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate, and the earth is less than 10,000 years old.

There are many flavors of creationism, and they don’t all teach that the earth is that young; this young earth nonsense has only relatively recently (since the 1960s) come to dominate the discussion. All this kind of misinformation does is give the guilty ones an out — Brady is probably an old earth creationist from the quotes I read, and now he can protest that he isn’t a creationist, as defined by the Chicago Sun Times.