#creationism – N.J. Gov. Chris Christie sidestepped questions about his personal beliefs during a discussion about creationism. Christie says local school districts should be able to make the call about whether to teach on the subject.
The conversation bubbled up last week in Manalapan, as the Associated Press reports, and though he says his own thoughts on the matter are private, districts can decide what’s best. Under current state standards, evolution is taught and creationism isn’t, but the topic can be discussed.
Christie emphasized his statement is not an endorsement for any belief, but a message of support for districts to choose their own curricula.