Texas TV host to school board candidate: ‘Are you Christian enough to represent this district?’

May 25, 2016

By David Edwards

The host of a Texas political show on Sunday asked Keven Ellis, a candidate for State Board of Education in District 9, if he was “Christian enough” for the job.

During a Sunday face-off between Ellis and far-right opponent Mary Lou Bruner on WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics, both candidates made their case to voters for the May 24th runoff for the GOP nomination.

Ellis argued that schools needed to be properly funded, but that the district had a responsibility to see that money was spent wisely.

Bruner, who has warned that pre-K programs indoctrinate children into the “homosexual agenda,” called for slashing “special programs” and early childhood education.


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7 comments on “Texas TV host to school board candidate: ‘Are you Christian enough to represent this district?’

  • bonnie2 #1
    May 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    @link – It’s almost a wonder Bruner took time out from her busy conspiratorial schedule to run for public office. But in a shocking twist: According to Kopplin, she is a creationist with strong opinions about how to best “reform” Texas’ science and social studies curriculums.

    “Our textbooks do not teach about Agenda 21 and the United Nations’ plan to take over the world,” she complained. School shootings, she said, could be blamed on the fact that science textbooks taught evolution as fact. She also has interesting views about the extinction of dinosaurs. (Spoiler: Noah’s Flood is involved.)

    And despite her extreme rhetoric — or perhaps because of it — she was considered a strong candidate for the seat. The Texas Observer reported in March that she boasted the support of former SBOE chair Don McLeroy.

    McLeroy is no moderate himself. As SBOE chair, he presided over a failed attempt to shoehorn creationism and Christian nation rhetoric into Texas textbooks;

    Delusional nuttery, does seem to be a qualification for candidacy in some US states!
    This really illustrates the Dunning-Kruger effect!
    Some “know-nothing”, this profoundly ignorant, is confident of rewriting history and science curricula!
    Those delusional god-gap-fillers, really do convince their host brains of the all encompassing value of their pseudo-knowledge-patches which cover their extreme ignorance!



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  • This deluded woman thinks her imagination should be the way the world is run.
    I hope she doesn’t have any more “thoughts” to share with us.
    If she had her way, public schools would be abolished and the bible would be taught instead as fact.



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  • @ OP – The host of a Texas political show on Sunday asked Keven Ellis, a candidate for State Board of Education in District 9, if he was “Christian enough” for the job.

    I wonder , – “in the interests of balance” if Mary Lou Bruner was asked:
    “Are you ignorant enough to represent the fundamentalist viewpoint?”!



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    Cairsley says:

    I wonder , – “in the interests of balance” if Mary Lou Bruner was asked:
    “Are you ignorant enough to represent the fundamentalist viewpoint?”!

    It appears that Ms Bruner would be able to reply confidently in the affirmative.



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