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’s 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.