Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., isn’t the only Republican running for governor, nor is he the most conservative. Joan Heffington of Derby is also in the race. “I don’t think there should be a separation of faith and state,” Heffington told the Topeka Capital-Journal. She also thinks that the state should require public school instruction in Christianity as long as teachers teach about evolution, and she would require any new bill to pass a constitutional and biblical test. Her running mate is Mark Holick, pastor of Spirit One Christian Center in Wichita, who periodically makes the news for his anti-abortion protests or for the political statements on his church marquee, such as: “We have a Muslim president. This is a sin against the Lord!” According to the Capital-Journal, Heffington has filed a number of lawsuits in recent years, including one against President George W. Bush and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security claiming that government operatives conspired to cause her husband’s death and attempts on her own life. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against Heffington in December alleging that she dispensed legal advice without a law license.
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