Well, I spent the morning with a wonderful group of Middle and High School teacher committed to doing an excellent job of teaching evolution in their classrooms. Then, I go check my email and I’ve got a similar number of people sending me this story about a person who could be the next mayor of Tulsa Oklahoma, apparently.

Republican mayoral candidate Anna Falling said Tuesday that putting a Christian creationism display in the Tulsa Zoo is No. 1 in importance among city issues that also include violent crime, budget woes and bumpy streets.

“It’s first,” she
said to calls of “hallelujah” at a rally outside the zoo. “If we can’t come to the foundation of faith in this community, those other answers will never come. We need to first of all recognize the fact that God needs to be honored in this city.”

Falling, who has founded several Christian nonprofit groups and is a former city councilor, also said the next mayor needs to appoint people to boards, authorities and commissions who will “honor God.”

When asked whether she meant that she would recruit Christians to serve the city, Falling said she was talking about “people committed to their churches.” When asked whether she meant Christian churches, she said, “churches, yes.”


I like that last bit. It’s like she says to herself, “Oh … right … of course, I mean Christian but I can’t say that out loud, can I?”

This suggestion … the one about the creationism exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo, has been around for years. Personally, I think they should do it. In fact, I want to design it. Yes, yes, let me design it!!!! Please!! Please!! That would be so much fun…

Details here at your local Tulsa newspaper.

Comments

  1. #1 Chris
    August 12, 2009

    As someone who spent most of their life in Tulsa, I can attest to the large number of creationist morons that inhabit the city. It is home to ORU after all. In fact that’s where Michele Bachmann got her JD. ORU had long since sold off their school to Regents, I think.

    Bill “dumber-than-a-bag-of-doorknobs” LaFortune one of Tulsa’s recent past mayors, approved of a creationist display at the Tulsa Zoo in 2005. The real culprit was a creationist Dan Hicks who’d been trying for years to get creationize the zoo.

    Thanks for the story, I’ll be sure to tell my friends back in Tulsa to not vote for this creationist moron.

  2. #2 Jason
    August 12, 2009

    In its defense, at least Tulsa gave us the Flaming Lips.

  3. #3 Jill
    August 12, 2009

    The Flaming Lips aren’t from Tulsa, they’re from Norman. This city is whacked out on religion!

  4. #4 mark
    August 13, 2009

    The idea of putting God in a zoo is rather strange.