From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last week we wrote about Kasich’s latest appointee to the Ohio School Board, Cathye Smith Flory, who believes all kids in public schools should be taught about creationism.

Flory joins existing extremist school board member Debe Terhar, who compared Obama to Hitler on her Facebook page, and Mark Smith, the school board member and president of Ohio Christian University who claimed Ohio-born Novelist Toni Morrison had a “socialist-communist agenda.”

Not to be outdone by the new member’s creationist agenda, Smith stepped up his game last week, given an impassioned speech at Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom coalition conference.  

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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland does not believe Ohio’s renewable energy standards are coming back any time soon. In fact, he believes that Senate Bill 310 represents little more than an underhanded effort to kill them altogether.

“My fear is, this is the death of these standards,” he said in an interview earlier this month. “I can’t imagine these folks ever, in two years, deciding to bring them back. It was just an effort to kill it.”

On Friday the 13th of all days, current Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed SB 310 into law, which will put a two-year freeze […]

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The Columbus Dispatch reported today that State Rep. John Becker, arguably the most extreme and misinformed Republican in the entire Ohio General Assembly, has plans to revise his bill to ban insurance coverage for birth control.   The current version of the bill would make it illegal to use IUDs.  When originally asked about the ban, Becker said he believed IUDs caused abortions, a claim that has no basis in reality.  “This is just a personal view,” said Becker.  “I’m not a medical doctor.”  

According today’s Dispatch article, Becker is now planning to remove the IUD ban from his bill because he suddenly realized that IUDs actually […]

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