Over at the Panda’s Thumb, Nick highlights this attack ad from Alabama. It’s bad enough that acceptance of evolution is seen as a negative point for a candidate, but best of all, Byrne felt the need to issue the following statement:
As a Christian and as a public servant, I have never wavered in my belief that this world and everything in it is a masterpiece created by the hands of God. As a member of the Alabama Board of Education, the record clearly shows that I fought to ensure the teaching of creationism in our school text books. Those who attack me have distorted, twisted and misrepresented my comments and are spewing utter lies to the people of this state.
Spewing utter lies … much like the “teaching of creationism” in text books.