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Creationist, Oil Drilling, Pro-Discrimination Paul LePage Winning in Maine Governor’s Race

The Maine Human Rights Act is a law prohibiting employment, housing, public accommodation, credit, or educational discrimination on account of various sociodemographic characteristics of individuals including race, color, ancestry, sex, marital status and religion. In 2005, the Maine Human Rights Act was amended to prohibit discrimination in provision of credit, educational, employment, housing, or public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation. The Republican candidate for Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, is on the record for overturning the Maine Human Rights Act

When Paul LePage attended a gubernatorial debate in May, he answered the question “Would you support offshore drilling in the waters off the Maine Coast?” with just one word: “Yes.”

In that same gubernatorial debate, Paul LePage was asked “Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?” Paul LePage‚Äôs complete answer: “I would say intelligence, uh, the more education you have the more knowledge you have the better person you are and I believe yes and yes.” Paul LePage’s personal ideas about creationism are his own business. The proposal to putting creationism in Maine’s public schools is everybody’s business.

Paul LePage asserts that Maine public schools should improve their test scores by importing Asians from overseas.

The same Paul LePage is ahead in the race for Governor by 14 points in the latest poll.

5 comments to Creationist, Oil Drilling, Pro-Discrimination Paul LePage Winning in Maine Governor’s Race

  • Tom

    Full speed ahead over the cliff!

  • Kirkland

    Important to consider is WHY Paul LePage is ahead: Democratic voters are disheartened by the capitulation of Obama and Congress to corporate demands and right wing fears. Some responsibility lies on the heads of Democrats who have betrayed their political base so often that Democratic voters no longer trust Democratic politicians enough to volunteer and donate to them.

  • charlie

    i thought we were smarter then this, but that’s what happens when a society spends more on prisons than public education.

  • Tom

    Libby Michel needs to stand up and attack attack attack. Paul Lepage has some pretty epic flaws, and they aint just his religion and racism. He is anti environment, he is anti education, he is pro wall street. We are a poor state. We do not need to give the very few dollars we have to the richest people in the state.

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