Top Republican Chris Christie Supports Evolution

05.13.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  One of the leading Republicans in the country got backed into a corner Thursday by the news media-- on evolution. Outspoken New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who many Republicans hope will run for president, was asked Thursday at a press conference whether or not he believes in evolution. In his famously brash manner, he responded "it's none of your business." What's interesting is that the secular media is so interested in the question. Last week, Christie told attendees of a local town hall meeting he believes decisions on teaching creationism should be left to local school districts, not decided in Trenton. But he also said "evolution is required teaching." It has conservatives itching their heads, since he appears politically to allign with just about their entire value set. Apparently, evolution isn't on the list.