Following the publication of Cyndy Brucato's MinnPost profile of HD47A Republican primary candidate and Glenn Gruenhagen campaign chair Bob Frey earlier this week, Bluestem decided to take another look at Frey's views. We'd first posted about his views in March 2014.
One of the things we've found--and there's more on other areas--is Frey's interest in refuting the theory of evolution. Frey once ran Creation Science Seminars, which a fellow traveler described as:
The two basic Worldviews people and governments make their decisions upon are: 1. Either someone created the World (Creation), or 2. The World made itself (Evolution), both cannot be true. Creation Science Seminars examines each Worldview from publicly available scientific observation, data, and historical records.
Robert (Bob) C. Frey, is the Owner and presenter of Creation Science Seminars. Bob has testified and provided information to several State and Federal legislators, and is active in several organizations. Creation Science Seminars has been doing presentations on Worldviews and Violence Prevention since 1995 in many states and countries.
While the website URL now boasts an "Under Construction" sign, material from his seminars remains in the Internet Wayback Machine. This material helps clue us in about what sort of legislator he might be.
One hot topic now is matching students and job skills training with potential employers' needs, especially in areas demanding training but a not a college degree. Frey might be a bit leery of this, since he frowned on school-to-work. On the CSS site on January 18, 2004, Frey listed a presentaton at the Norwood High Schoolon "Connecting Worldviews":
this easy to understand information is an introduction to the two main Worldviews and respective impact of each, how to reduce violence and abuse in the community. Class will briefly discuss the School-To-Work system, HR1, and other education issues in the Minnesota Legislature affecting our community, and their respective Worldview philosophy.
A page revised on October 26, 2004 and saved by the Wayback Machine in December 2004 indicates the teacehrs could get professional development credit for his seminars: "Bob Frey offers CEU (Continuing Education Credits) with all classes offered."
The site was last updated on October 19, 2009, from copy posted in 2007. The screenshot above doesn't capture the animated gifs in their full glory.
Anti-stem cell research, anti-reproductive rights
Frey's opponent is pro-life, but Frey is extremely so. Here's a pdf of one of his seminar handouts:
We're working some of Frey's other interests as well.
Screenshot: The former home page for Bob Frey's Creation Science Seminars.
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