Q: Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say?
A: What I’ve said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days as we understand it … it may not be 24-hour days, and that’s what I believe. I know there’s always a debate between those who read the Bible literally and those who don’t, and I think it’s a legitimate debate within the Christian community of which I’m a part. My belief is that the story that the Bible tells about God creating this magnificent Earth on which we live—that is essentially true, that is fundamentally true. Now, whether it happened exactly as we might understand it reading the text of the Bible: That, I don’t presume to know.
That quote is not from Senator Marco Rubio, who was recently criticized and called "anti-science" for equivocating on the age of the earth. I made a little boo-boo in this morning's post.
That quote is from Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill, speaking at the Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. on April 13, 2008.
KW: will you now demand that President Obama be kept off all science committees? First Time Caller: how do you feel about President Obama pandering to "scientifically illiterate evangelicals"?
Do you all remember the outrage it caused from the Left against Obama, just like the outrage now against Rubio? The plethora of stories in the mainstream media? The accusations that the Illinois senator was "anti-science"?