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School board hopeful attends anti-gay church

June 24, 2012

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TOPEKA— A Kansas state school board candidate who describes evolution as “Satanic lies” and wants to stop public schools from teaching the theory attends Westboro Baptist, the Topeka church known for anti-gay protests worldwide.

Jack Wu told The Topeka Capital-Journal that he decided to run for the State Board of Education after learning that Democratic incumbent Carolyn Campbell, also from Topeka, would otherwise be unopposed for a second term in the 4th District of eastern Kansas. Campbell supports the state’s current science standards, which treat evolution as a well-established, core scientific concept.

Wu’s link to the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr.’s congregation has created a buzz in education circles. On a campaign website, Wu says he is a native of California drawn to the Kansas capital “after seeing the light of the Westboro Baptist Church.” Church members have staged anti-gay pickets for more than two decades, and they frequently protest outside military funerals.

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Xwards 1 year, 10 months ago

So what's the big news? I imagine that there are quite a few legislators, etc. that attend an "anti-gay church." The only thing is that the WBC is explicit in their animus.

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purplesage 1 year, 10 months ago

Seriously, 49, do you think the governor has anything to do with brining another lunatic Phelps associate to Kansas to run for the KSBE? We need a balance state science standard that acknowledges theories other than Darwinian evolution exist to explain origins. But no Phelps associate will get my vote.

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Michael Shaw 1 year, 10 months ago

Do we know what the statewide picture is in the board of education races?

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observant 1 year, 10 months ago

What are the right wing Christian nutcases going to do? Vote for an creationist nut who is also a hate filled WBC follower? Or vote for a qualified person who actually knows what a science education should consist of?

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Mike1949 1 year, 10 months ago

Not surprised actually that people are being imported from other states by the Republicans. Brownback has been doing it since he took office. Now we are getting every brain damaged kook thinking that they have a chance to be voted in to hold a political position here in this messed up state. After all, the far right doesn't want to forget messing up Kansas Education that will teach even more young people to be brain damaged!

I would not be surprised if someone who supports the KKK will be next to register for an elected position here in Kansas.

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