On Aug. 11, just days before Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a boy in New Hampshire that "in Texas we teach both creationism and evolution," the Texas Education Agency sent a memorandum to the State Board of Education finalizing approval of scientifically accurate teaching material for use in Texas public schools. Evolution, dismissed by Perry as "a theory that's out there" with "some gaps," is presented as sound science in Texas textbooks and supplementary materials. First of all, it is clear that Perry is using his "religious affiliation" to gain supporters for the 2012 presidential election, but the question is, will it work? Yes, Texas has a large percentage of Christians, but overall the numbers are declining. In 1990, 68 percent of Texans said they were some kind of Christian other than Catholic. Last year, that figure had dropped to only 48 percent. People on the religious right are fighting for creationism in schools because THEY KNOW RELIGION IS DYING. They are doing everything they can to "brainwash" the new generation in school about creationism since these kids are clearly NOT GOING TO CHURCH. Overall, this country doesn't care about social issues at this point and time. They care about the economy and the money in their pockets. Rick Perry is WAY off and is clearly "trying" to use religion to gain the majority in this country. Any thoughts?