Texas Lt. Governor Candidates Support Creationism in Schools
In a debate last week, Republican candidates vying for the Texas lieutenant governor seat said they support teaching biblical creationism and praying in public schools.
While the lieutenant governor doesnâ€™t have direct say in the curriculum of Texas children, he does have a â€śgreat deal of influence in shaping policy and influencing laws that may eventually be passed by the Senate,â€ť according to the state.
Of four candidates, threeâ€” incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhust, Sen. Dan Patrick and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staplesâ€”said that evolution and creation should be taught....