CreationIn a debate last week, Republican candidates vying for the Texas lieutenant governor seat said they support teaching biblical creationism and praying in public schools.

While the lieutenant governor doesn’t have direct say in the curriculum of Texas children, he does have a “great deal of influence in shaping policy and influencing laws that may eventually be passed by the Senate,” according to the state.

Of four candidates, three— incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhust, Sen. Dan Patrick and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples—said that evolution and creation should be taught.

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