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"Social conservatives are poised to take over the Texas State Board of Education.

From: Ben B.
Sent on: Sunday, March 2, 2008 10:08 AM

"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."


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