Campbell is on record that evolution should be taught in public school and is seeking her second four-year term on the Kansas Board of Education. Prior to that, she served 12 years on the Topeka Board of Education. This is the second time Wu has run for office. In 2010, he ran for as a Republican for a Kansas House seat in Topeka. When asked about his affiliation with the Westboro Baptist Church, Wu told the Associated Press that his decision to run for the school board was unrelated to the church.
Still, the words on his own website suggest that there is a religious component to his vision of classrooms in Kansas. Wu (who had a brief cameo in Louis Theroux's America's Most Hated Family in Crisis, skip to the 8:44 mark) doesn't hold back in what he thinks about the current state of education in the Sunflower State. Below are his words:
The current public educational system in Kansas and the United States is preparing its students to be liars, crooks, thieves, murderers, and perverts. My mission, in running for the Kansas State Board of Education, is to throw out the crap that teachers are feeding their students and replace it with healthy good for the soul knowledge from the holy scriptures.
Let's be specific. Evolution should never be taught in public schools as science. Evolution is false science! God made the heaven and the earth and created humans from the dust of the earth! The very bad teachers that teach that men descended from apes via evolution need to have their teaching licenses revoked. Yes, students should be taught that God created everything.
School administrators are always complaining about budget problems and lack of funding for this or that. Haha, that's funny. I have a really simple solution to solve that problem: Eliminate funding for evolution textbooks and pseudo-education. We'll save a ton of money! Tell those evolution textbook publishers to recycle their waste of paper, and tell those evolution teachers to teach truths instead of lies. The lies of men and of the devil need to be expelled from the classrooms of Kansas, and of the United States, and of the world. Make room for the truth of God!
The Republican Party and Shirley Phelps-Roper have both carved out a bit of distance between themselves and Wu. Kansas GOP Executive Director Clay Barker told the AP that Wu was a Republican in filing-name only and Phelps-Roper, the spokesperson for the WBC, said Wu was an "acquaintance" but not a church member. So when it comes time to start staking out yard signs, it looks like Wu may be on his own.
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