Published On: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2012

Carolyn Campbell concerned about Jack Wu, Westboro candidate in Kansas

The Democratic vice chairwoman of the Kansas state Board of Education is concerned that redistricting is complicating her efforts to defeat challenger Jack Wu, a Republican, who she said would turn Kansas into a “laughing stock” again.

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Carolyn Campbell said a federal court redistricting plan, which placed several new counties into the 4th District, is making her bid for a second term tougher as she seeks to introduce herself to new voters outside of her Topeka base.

She noted that straight party line voting could help Wu, a vocal Westboro Baptist Church member who Campbell claims has “extremist” views.

“I am concerned that people go straight down the ballot,” Campbell told The Huffington Post. “A lot of people don’t study who the best candidate is. I am working hard to get my message out to the new counties that I have.”

Wu has made intense comments on his websites and in public claiming that Westboro sets a good example to follow.

“I found and confirmed that these people at WBC are serious about serving the Lord their God in a manner that is acceptable, pleasing to him, and true to his word. Psalm 119:133: ‘Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.’ WBC members set a good example for the rest of the world to follow, so I’ve stayed in Kansas to learn from their good example.”

WBC has made headlines with their protests at military funerals and signs which proclaim that “God Hates Fags.”

Wu isn’t making friends with his bold stance against evolution, calling for Creation to be taught in school.

Wu is calling for scripture to be taught in place of science textbooks and to revoke the teaching licenses of pro-evolution teachers. “Let’s be specific. Evolution should never be taught in public schools as science. Evolution is false science! God made the heaven and the earth and created humans from the dust of the earth,” Wu wrote on his website. “The very bad teachers that teach that men descended from apes via evolution need to have their teaching licenses revoked. Yes, students should be taught that God created everything.”

“I don’t want our children to go off to college without all of the information they need to know,” Campbell said. “We need to teach evolution to our children. I don’t want Kansas to be the laughing stock of the world as we were with the fiasco a few years back.”

She also addressed rumors in the community that she is not a Christian because she is pro-evolution. “I am a Christian,” she said. “I have believed in God all my life. I have not let my personal beliefs interfere on any issue. I do what is best for our children.”

Wu has elaborated on his positions while talking with Patheos.com on what the Board of Education should do.

“Design programs that promote student health and wellness, warn against fornication, adultery, drug use, alcohol use, and obesity. The Kansas Board of Education should encourage all students, teachers, and administrators to obey the law and to behave as a good citizen of the land. So it’s not all about academic excellence but behaviorial excellence as well. The Board should emphasize good conduct.”


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