Science and religion are once again pitted against each other — this time in a Kansas Board of Education race in which one candidate, Jack Wu, has called evolution “Satanic lies,” The Huffington Post reports.
Wu, who also attends, but is not an official member of, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, is running for the Board of Education in the 4th District against Democratic incumbent Carolyn Campbell. The church is known for anti-gay protests around the world.
Wu’s candidacy has caused a stir in an otherwise uneventful election. He wishes to entirely remove evolution from public school curricula, whereas Campbell believes evolution should be taught in school as well established scientific theory.