New Hampshire- Yesterday, the NH House voted 280-7 yesterday against creating a law that mandates teaching creationism. But Congressman Frank Guinta wants the United States Government to force the teaching of creationism. The Raymond Area Tea Party asked then federal candidate Mr. Guinta "Would you support a law that mandates teaching both creationism as well as evolution as theories in my public school science classes?" His typed answer-- "Yes I would."
Mr. Guinta then reassures his tea party supporters that parents of kids, cutting out the state and local governments, could make all of the other decisions, including diverting tax dollars for home-schooling.
Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is running for the NH-01 Congressional seat, released the following statement:
"Representative Frank Guinta is even more extremist and anti-science than the Republicans in Concord. He supports a law that gives the federal government the power to mandate teaching creationism. Because of these anti-science, anti-education and other anti-constituent positions, he was just ranked 31st most conservative out of 435 House members. Frank Guinta is just too extreme for New Hampshire."
12. Would you support a law that mandates teaching both creationism as well as evolution as theories in
my public school science classes?
Yes I would.