The Tampa Bay Times scolded Ken Peluso in an editorial today: Pinellas candidate’s blunder is unsettling.
On Friday, Peluso said he made a mistake. He said he would envision public schools teaching creationism only in the context of a world religion class, where “other alternative religious perspectives were also taught.” He agreed creationism, a belief system which he subscribes to, does not have a role in public school science classes.
Peluso pledged Friday that he would not advocate for science curriculum changes if he is elected to the Pinellas School Board. That is good news. It’s too bad he didn’t say that the first time.