"Social conservatives are poised to take over the Texas State Board of
"There is a primary in on March 4th, in which Barney Maddox, a
conservative creationist, may take over the run against incumbent Pat
Hardy for the District 11 (Fort-Worth) seat on the school board. This
would shift the balance of power in the Lone Star . . . state of Texas.
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"[Maddox] has posted anti-evolution rhetoric on the Institute for
Creation Research web site, and there is a letter to the Cleburne
Times Review (his home town newspaper) from 2006 that shows his
position as well.
"He has also opposed comprehensive sex education (insisting that the
current Texas policy of Abstinence Only policy), is a known anti-gay
homophobe, and wants the Ten Commandments displayed in Texas school
"According to the Texas Freedom Network, a watchdog group, this would
be the first time since its formation that the Texas Board of
Education has had a majority of social conservatives."