Kan. School Board Hopeful Attends Anti-Gay Church

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
This undated artist's rendering provided by Philip Renne shows a Ventastega. Scientists have found the fossil skull of the most primitive four-legged critter in Earth's history, a key point in the evolution from fish to animals that eventually walked on on land. (AP Photo/Philip Renne)

This undated artist's rendering provided by Philip Renne shows a Ventastega. Scientists have found the fossil skull of the most primitive four-legged critter in Earth's history, a key point in the evolution from fish to animals that eventually walked on on land. (AP Photo/Philip Renne)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas state school board candidate who thinks the state should stop teaching evolution in its public schools also attends Westboro Baptist, the Topeka church known for anti-gay protests worldwide.

Jack Wu told The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/KETsBo ) that he decided to run for the State Board of Education after learning that Democratic incumbent Carolyn Campbell would otherwise be unopposed for a second term. She is also from Topeka and represents the 4th District of eastern Kansas.

Campbell supports the state's current science standards, which treat evolution as a well-established, core scientific concept.

But Wu's link to the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr.'s congregation that has created a buzz in education circles. Wu said he attends Westboro Baptist services and adheres to its teachings but isn't a full, baptized member.


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