For some inexplicable reason, it has become the norm for politicians who identify as Christians to promote their ignorance of science as a reason to support their campaigns. Take for example Michelle Bachman (R, Mars) who thinks among other things that global warming is a hoax, and evolution is just another unproven theory.
Here's my take. If on any particular topic a person disregards facts, data and scientific analysis in forming their opinion, then how can one predict for which subject or if at all the willfull ignorance will step aside for clear thinking. If you know a person is prone to make up their own facts some of the time then how can you trust anything they have to say?
And why do so many Christians claim loyalty to ignorance? Is that part of the deal? You're supposed to shun the truth to be part of the fold? That's a load of hooey. Jesus never told anyone to cling to ignorance. This is what he said..
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever- the Spirit of truth." John 14:16.The spirit of truth will help you and be with you forever. That's empowering. The more knowledge we gain, the more it will help us all. With all of the problems facing mankind these days, its good to know that the Spirit of truth is here with us to help us forever.
That is an optimistic message and totally contrary to the tribal ignorance promoted by the Tea Party Theocrats like Michelle Bachman and fellow GOPer Rick Perry in a shameless attempt to suck up to uneducated people for political support.