Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hutchinson News comes out swinging

First, an editorial taking the conservatives on the Board of Ed to task:
Members of the State Board of Education can believe that God created the world 6,000 years ago. They can believe that intelligent design actually holds up to scientific scrutiny.

Privately, they can believe whatever they wish.

But when they begin imposing their religious beliefs on the public, they overstep their authority.

They become prairie ayatollahs.
On the news pages, they reported on the Take Back Kansas event in Dodge City, the heart of conservative Kansas, where the Kansas Alliance for Education announced their support for Tim Cruz and Sally Cauble against Connie Morris:

A group that blasts the conservative Kansas Board of Education majority as outside the mainstream is endorsing the two hopefuls opposing Connie Morris in the race for the District 5 seat.

Don Hineman, chairman of the Kansas Alliance for Education, said at a gathering of the organization Tuesday that the group backs Tim Cruz, a Garden City Democrat, and Sally Cauble, a Liberal Republican. Morris, a Saint Francis Republican, is seeking her second term.
Of Connie Morris and her recent tilting at the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the editorial said:

Some societies value freedom of expression. Some defend the right of individuals to think for themselves, even if their beliefs run contrary to those held by government leaders. Some societies also enjoy a good joke. But not Morris.

She rejects the values that separate the United States from a theocratic republic like Iran.
I can't wait for that race to hit high gear. Morris won't moderate her views, and won't talk softly. It'll be fun times.