Just in time for Christmas

18 11 2008

(HT: commenter jpf at Dispatches From The Culture Wars)

Who needs Amazon when the American Family Association has plenty of treats on offer to fill the Christmas stocking?

They’re Coming To Your Town

Residents of the small Arkansas town of Eureka Springs noticed the homosexual community was growing. But they felt no threat. They went about their business as usual. Then, one day, they woke up to discover that their beloved Eureka Springs, a community which was known far and wide as a center for Christian entertainment–had changed. The City Council had been taken over by a small group of homosexual activists.The Eureka Springs they knew is gone. It is now a national hub for homosexuals. Eureka Springs is becoming the San Francisco of Arkansas.

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Things they’d have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City XX

29 06 2008

Machine Gun Keyboard‘s take on World Youth Day

The week in fundie . . .

  1. Three years after Campus Crusade for Christ spammed the incoming mail of Australian school principals with the creationist propaganda DVD The Privileged Planet, Focus on the Family is doing the same in New Zealand. But whereas the then Australian Education Minister Brendan Nelson welcomed the prospect of creationism being taught in Australian schools “if that is the wish of parents,” the New Zealand Education ministry maintains “the theory of evolution underpins the science curriculum and schools have a responsibility to teach theories that are subject to accepted scientific scrutiny.” According to the NZ Christian newspaper Weekly Challenge, The Discovery Institute’s Jay Richards and Guillermo Gonzalez (authors of The Privileged Planet) will be conducting a speaking tour of that country in October and November to, as the paper puts it, “strengthen our belief in an intelligent and amazing Designer.” Not that Intelligent Design has anything to do with religion, you understand. (Via Pharyngula)
  2. In Ghana, 34-year-old Yussif Abdullarahman killed one of his wives by hitting her on the head with a blunt object and pouring acid over her body because, as he claimed, “she was a witch.” (Happy 98.9 FM)
  3. In the Indian state of Jharkand, three members of a family were beaten to death with bamboo sticks and iron rods after being accused of practising witchcraft. According to Thaiindian News, “over 700 people, mostly women, have been killed over the past few years in Jharkhand after being branded as witches.”
  4. The Anti-Christ will be a German Jew, according to UK Pentecostalist sect RedSky Ministries. Read the rest of this entry »

Things they’d have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City VII

7 02 2008

The week in fundie . . .

 The Abercrombie and Fitch poster that caused a fit of mass-apoplexy in a family-friendly town in Virginia.

  1. In the UK, some female Muslim medical students are refusing to remove their arm coverings in surgery or roll up their sleeves when they wash their hands–both measures required by hygiene regulations–because Islam regards bare arms as “immodest.” (via Fundies Say the Darndest Things)
  2. Conservative political correctness: senators in the US state of Washington have introduced a bill purporting to promote “intellectual diversity” on university campuses by requiring institutions to “Develop a procedure in which a student may present his or her objection to a classroom assignment due to its opposition with the student’s conscience.” (via Pharyngula)
  3. According to the administrators of a Florida high school, the use of symbols expressing support for gay rights is evidence of membership in “secret/illegal organisations,” and suspended students for wearing them. They wore them in support of another student who, after being subject to bullying by her fellow students for being a lesbian, was then subject to a dressing-down by the principal for being a lesbian. The principal then invited an anti-gay preacher to speak at the school at a mandatory “morality assembly.”(Dispatches from the Culture Wars) Read the rest of this entry »