Playing the Dahmer Card

It seems as if right-wing activists in Texas have been attacking evolution and seeking to gain complete control over the state’s Board of Education forever, a mission that continues to this day.

Despite losing the most recent battle in this war, the Texas Freedom Network reports that various anti-evolution advocates are now targeting board members who voted against them by linking the teaching of evolution to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. 

As TFN reports, activists have been circulating an email written by Kelly Coghlan, a Houston attorney who wrote the “Religious Viewpoints Anti-Discrimination Act” that passed in 2007 and who’s law firm website URL is, in which she explains that among the main problems with the theory of evolution is that Dahmer believed in it … or something:

Jeffrey Dahmer, one of America’s most infamous serial killers who cannibalized more than 17 boys before being captured, gave an last interview with Dateline NBC nine months before his death, and he said the following about why he acted as he did: “If a person doesn’t think that there is a God to be accountable to, then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we died, you know, that was it, there was nothing….” (Dateline NBC, The Final Interview, Nov. 29, 1994).

Hmmm, interesting argument … does that mean that others could argue for the teaching of evolution by, say, pointing out that people who oppose it include the Ku Klux Klan?

We DO NOT believe in evolution. We believe that God created each race as we see it today and that NO race evolved from any animal. Each race is unique and has different talents and capabilities. Furthermore, while the scientific data does show a difference in white and black brains – we also recognize that there are some very intelligent blacks and some lesser intelligent whites. However, as a whole, the scientific community has found that blacks as a group – and across the entire spectrum are less capable than whites in the areas of logic, math, and science. This is not meant to denigrate their position, but rather to point out the world wide devastation that would occur should the white race cease to control its own destiny and compromise its gene pool through miscegenation.