Texas Ed Board Candidate Plays the Religion Card

by Dan Quinn

Lady Theresa Thombs, a Republican candidate in the District 11 race for the Texas State Board of Education, thinks Christians are under attack in a state (and nation) in which the vast majority of people are Christians. From her Facebook page today:

Every Christian needs to show up to the polls this primary season and vote your faith. The State Board of Education primary I am involved in has become an attack against believers that became national news. They believe we have no right to seek public office because we are Christians. “We are to ignorant or stupid”, “nut job”, etc.. For those in Texas, that day is March 4th. It is time to make a stand and stop taking a back seat in the name of political correctness.

What national news is she talking about? And who has argued that Christians “have no right to seek public office”? We would oppose anyone who made such an outrageous and offensive argument.

Nearly all of the members of the State Board of Education are Christians, as are nearly all of the candidates seeking election to the board this year. But Thombs seems to think that pretending otherwise is a strategy for winning election.

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