Thursday, October 07, 2004

Evolution and morality

House majority leader Tom DeLay is fond of suggesting that the teaching of evolution in the public schools is a root cause of a supposed decline in American morality.

Within the last week, DeLay has been twice admonished by the House ethics committee.

In my experience, Darwin-bashing Christians are no more ethical in their daily lives than atheists, agnostics, evolutionist Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, or Moslems. Like other sanctimonious moralists before him -- William Bennett, Rush Limbaugh, Jim Bakker, and Jimmy Swaggart come to mind -- DeLay has now been revealed as a less than perfect role model.