Updated July 14, 2010

In the Alabama Republican gubernatorial primary, one candidate’s religious beliefs – especially on creationism and whether the Bible is to be taken literally – took center stage. Questions about Bradley Byrne’s beliefs arose after the Press-Register, a local paper, quoted him in November 2009 as saying, “I think there are parts of the Bible that are meant to be literally true and parts that are not.” Campaign ads on both sides focused on Byrne’s religion: An ad from