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charles-darwin.jpgHAYS, Kan. - Does Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species need a special introduction? At least one man, creationist Ray Comfort thinks so. On Thursday, November 19, mere days before the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's work, evangelical Christians, led by Comfort, plan to distribute more than 100,000 free copies of Charles Darwin's seminal work on the theory of evolution on college campuses.

These copies include a "special introduction" by Comfort which claims, among other things, that evolution is scientifically false and that Darwin was a misogynist racist whose ideas inspired Hitler. In addition to the 100,000 books that creationists will distribute on campuses, another 70,000 of these "special" editions have been purchased by churches and individuals for further distribution to students. According to the creationist website, livingwaters.com, "In one day, 170,000 future doctors, lawyers and politicians will freely get information about Intelligent Design (and the gospel) placed directly into their hands!"

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Over 150 people filled Congregation Beth Torah in Prairie Village on Tuesday 3 November to hear Jeff Sharlet author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. The event was sponsored by the MAINstream Coalition.


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Sharlet writes about the intersection of religion, politics and culture - an area of keen interests to many Kansans as we have "a bumper crop of politicians who do it wrong."

In 2006, Sharlet wrote God's Senator for RollingStone magazine, which was one of the first in-depth looks at the religious fanaticism of Sam Brownback. Brownback was raised a Methodist, but has gone from that tradition to evangelical Protestantism to Roman Catholicism (he was baptized into the Roman Catholic church by members of Opus Dei, but is not himself a member of that organization). His affiliation with "The Family" goes back to his days as an aide to Senator Bob Dole and as such is longer than any of his affiliations to a particular religious group.

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