The Oregon Faith Report - Faith News from Oregon

Alabama Gov. Candidate Ad Takes Religious Hit

May 19, 2010

Fox News reports, “A mysterious ad that accuses a candidate for governor in Alabama of supporting the theory of evolution and questioning the Bible has triggered a dizzying and nasty shouting match in the state’s hotly contested Republican primary race. “

“The ad — part of a campaign against Republican candidate Bradley Byrne by a group called the True Republican PAC — questions Byrne’s faith and accuses him of being a “liberal.”

Referencing Byrne’s time on the state school board, where he was first elected as a Democrat in the 1990s before switching parties, the ad’s narrator says in a quizzical voice:

“On the school board, Byrne supported teaching evolution, said evolution best explains the origin of life — even recently said the Bible is only partially true.” Another voice closes the ad by saying Byrne is “trying to look conservative.”

That and other ads triggered an all-hands-on-deck response from the Byrne campaign, which launched a “truth team” website, issued a series of statements denying the group’s charges, accused a GOP opponent and Democratic operatives of being in cahoots against him, and launched an ad of its own. The campaign also released a lengthy statement calling the faith ad “despicable.”  Continue reading

Print This Post Print This Post    Email This Post Email This Post

Discuss this article

no comments yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the following question to confirm that you are a real person: *


Subscribe to Weekly Updates

Oregon Religion News Ticker

Top Business News


Top Natural Resource News


Top Faith News


Copyright © 2018, OregonReport. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use - Copyright - Legal Policy | Contact Oregon Report

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Faith Report through weekly email updates:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

RSS Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)