Bobby Jindal: I'm fine with teaching creationism in public schools

Students should be taught “the best science,” Jindal said, including evolution, creationism and intelligent design

Published April 16, 2013 9:04PM (EDT)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says that he wouldn't mind if public school students were taught creationism and intelligent design in addition to evolution, as long as it's “the best science."

In an interview on NBC, Jindal, a Republican, said: “Bottom line, at the end of the day, we want our kids to be exposed to the best facts. Let’s teach them about the big bang theory, let’s teach them about evolution - I’ve got no problem if a school board, a local school board, says we want to teach our kids about creationism, that people, some people, have these beliefs as well, let’s teach them about ‘intelligent design.’”

He added that students should be allowed to question “controversial issues” like climate change and global warming. “What are we scared of?”

h/t Raw Story.

By Jillian Rayfield

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