The week in fundie:
- Homophobic street preacher whines about hypocrisy because he has been refused permission to march in a gay pride parade. (Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars. Incidentally, the WorldNetDaily article detailing the poor oppressed anti-gay activist’s plight refers to said gay pride parade as a “gay” pride parade. Why the scare quotes? Are the participants not gay? Are they only pretending to be gay? Why do wingnuts do this? Are they stupid or something?)
- Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, ultra-Orthodox Jews are threatening violence against this year’s gay pride parade, having acted upon similar threats in previous years. (Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)
- And if you happen to be gay–or even if you’re accused of being gay–in post-Saddam Iraq, it significantly increases your chances of being shot, burned and/or beheaded by Shi’a fundamentalist death squads. (Via uruknet) (Warning: follow the links at your own risk–they contain images that are definitely NSFW.) Isn’t faith a wonderful thing?
- Over in Pakistan, a Christian man has been sentenced to death for allegedly insulting Mohammed. (Via Richard Dawkins.net)
- Confused by “NOMA?” US Republican Presidential candidate Sam Brownback unpacks it for you in an op-ed for the New York Times. The way to balance science and faith is to cherry-pick those elements of science which are consonant with your religious ideology (or could be interpreted to be so); if it doesn’t agree with your religious presuppositions, you simply write it off as “atheistic theology posing as science.” Simple, no? (Richard Dawkins.net) (More info. on the science-friendly Brownback campaign in this post)
- New Zealand is set to get its own version of Ken Ham’s Creation Museum. (Via Pharyngula)
- Why some people resist science (Via Pharyngula)