STRICTLY speaking, the article we’re discussing today isn’t about The Controversy between evolution and creationism. It’s about something far worse because it advocates theocracy — of which creationism is usually but a symptom.
Today’s horror comes from the bizarre pages of WorldNetDaily (WND), an early winner of our Buffoon Award — thus that jolly logo displayed above this post. WND — that execrable publication, that organ of idiocy, that rag of all rags, that sinkhole of stupid — offers us this article: Pastors as leftist shills?
The author is Dave Welch, a preacher in Houston. We wrote about one of his WND articles before — A Plea For Theocracy — which is one of our favorites.
Rev. Welch is once again advocating theocracy — that old-time hell of inquisitions, heresy trials, book bannings, and witch burnings. He doesn’t specifically call for those measures — not yet — but we’ll give you a few excerpts from his article and then you can judge for yourself. The bold font was added by us:
Once again the Texas State Board of Education has erupted into the national news scene, this time by considering a resolution shedding light on anti-Christian bias in some history textbooks. Such bias is old news to anyone following the direction of the government education complex over the past 40 years. However, once again Texas can serve as a counterbalance simply due to the volume of its textbook purchases.
The rev is talking about the recent Resolution Alleging Muslim Bias in Textbooks. We haven’t written about that, but others have noted the extreme irony of the Texas SBOE’s sudden desire to purge religious bias from their textbooks. Let’s read on:
The conservative members of the SBOE are essentially serving as the Alamo for the nation’s children in government schools.
Yeah, right — the Alamo. Jonestown seems like a much better analogy. Then the rev criticizes all the clergy who don’t share his views:
Once again, my guns are aimed at the pathetic preachers, pitiful pastors and compromised clergy that TFN [Texas Freedom Network], AU [Americans United for Separation of Church and State], ACLU and their ilk trot out as props for their leftist agendas. They disgust me. Their list of “nearly 100 religious leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths” who signed a letter opposing the resolution represents a tiny cadre of liberals who have all rejected the fundamentals of their own faiths.
Preach it, rev! Then he praises:
… Terri Leo, David Bradley, Don McLeroy, Ken Mercer, Gail Lowe, Barbara Cargill and Cynthia Dunbar – the “Magnificent Seven” who voted to adopt this resolution (on a seven-to-six margin) and who will certainly again be vilified by the media, education elites and the sorry excuse for clergy mentioned above.
Did you catch that? The “Magnificent Seven.” We won’t bother to comment. Instead, we’ll skip over a considerable amount of additional raving until we get to the rev’s climax:
This victory in Texas was again a victory for the nation. However, the government still controls the education of most of the nation’s children, and the religious and anti-religious secularists are not going away.
So there you are. According to the rev, when government and the “secularists” no longer control education, then the schools will be run to his liking. If that should ever happen, creationism in science class will be the least of our problems.
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