Desperate to avoid straight talk during his trade junket to England, Gov. Scott Walker reportedly refused to answer several questions in London including one on "science," about whether he believes in Darwin's "Theory" of Evolution.
However, I didn't see it all that way.
Sure, Walker was asked point-blank whether he is comfortable with the theory of evolution, a fundamental question most everyone views as a personal test on science, to which he responded, he'll "punt." But what I saw was a person who refused to stand with any courage on his Christian Faith, a faith he unabashedly weaponizes when he quotes biblical passages for his own political expediency here in Wisconsin. So, I don't see this as a question of science, or politicizing science, but a question on faith.
Apparently, I'm not the only one to see it this way either. Walker does too, at least in part.
Later in the day, he did issue a stock damage-control statement on the question obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker said "Both science and my faith dictate my belief that we are created by God" and that "I believe faith and science are compatible, and go hand in hand."
Of course Walker mixed the two, but "evolution" is nowhere in his rewrite AND his statement does not line up with the Meadowbrook Church he attends. The Wauwatosa church states its members believe that the Bible is "without error."
Belief Net Excerpt:
The son of a Baptist pastor, born in Colorado Springs, the heartland of the Religious Right, Walker is a member of Meadowbrook Church in Wauwatosa, a non-denominational evangelical church. Meadowbrook’s statement of faith, a fairly typical boilerplate of conservative evangelical theology, includes beliefs in biblical inerrancy, sin, exclusive salvation through Christ, and eternal damnation.
Watch Walker "punt" his answer: