Religion Remains Flashpoint With Huckabee

GOP candidate sounds off on creationism in schools, Romney's Mormon faith
By Robin Frost,  Newser User
Posted Dec 5, 2007 10:40 PM CST

(Newser) – A month before the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee reacted with frustration when asked if creationism should be taught in public schools, the AP reports. Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister who has said he does not believe in Darwin's theory of evolution, said his personal views on religion were irrelevant—though they remain a hot topic.

Though his faith has helped him move to the head of the GOP pack, Huckabee downplayed its influence, saying: "What I believe is not what's going to be taught in 50 different states." He added, "Education is a state function. The more state it is, and the less federal it is, the better off we are."