Creationist John Oller Has Popular Support

We recently posted about University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor John Oller’s “viewpoint discrimination” lawsuit: Louisiana Creationist Professor Sues University. He’s not only a creationist whose articles are posted at the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis, but he also seems to be an anti-vaxer.

We just found some letter-to-the-editor type of commentary by the good people of Louisiana. In the Daily Advertiser of Lafayette, Louisiana we found Feedback: UL professor sues his colleagues. It’s strangely formatted, but they introduce several disjointed paragraphs like this:

Reader comments on theadvertiser.com’s version of the Dec. 30 story, “UL professor sues co-workers,” about a lawsuit claiming the instructor was sanctioned for his beliefs in an autism-vaccine link, creationism and intelligent design:

Here are two of those reader comments, with bold font added by us:

So, because the man is obviously a Christian, he’s not qualified to teach? Are we really reaching the point where Christians are persecuted here too? This is America… Believing in every word of the Bible is what this very country was founded upon. We want to be set apart from other radical countries and yet we treat our own people the same way. Sad.

Yes, very sad. Here’s another reader comment:

Of course if he was a Marxist Jew-hating atheist and went to a Church that believed in Marxist Liberation Theology ,hung around with home-grown terrorists that are college professors that set the education policies for the whole country and believes Louis Farakhan is a great American and hangs out with OWS types then he would be qualified to be dean of the whole university and maybe President of the United States of America.

If those comments are representative of the population of Louisiana — and we think they are — then Professor Oller has the support of the people.

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5 responses to “Creationist John Oller Has Popular Support

  1. Tomato Addict

    Wow. With support like this, who needs sanity?

  2. Marxist Jew-hating atheist and went to a Church that believed in Marxist Liberation Theology ,hung around with home-grown terrorists that are college professors that set the education policies for the whole country and believes Louis Farakhan is a great American and hangs out with OWS types UNITE!

  3. The “astute observer”: “So, because the man is obviously a Christian, he’s not qualified to teach?”

    Yes, that’s why Ken Miller was fired in 1981, and has been unable to get a teaching job ever since. 😉

    Seriously, are these people that clueless, or just plain lying?

    The same “astute observer”: Believing in every word of the Bible is what this very country was founded upon.

    Is that a simple is/ought fallacy that the letter writer will retract when someone points out that most Founding Fathers took Genesis no more literally than todays “Darwinists”, and whose views on science left no reasonable doubt that they would have accepted evolution had they been around after 1859? Or the 2 other possibilities I mentioned above?

  4. early_cuyler

    “If those comments are representative of the population of Louisiana — and we think they are — then Professor Oller has the support of the people.” Naw, it’s not that bad–some of us have evolved to not laugh at people who wear shoes, and some of us have learned to bathe ourselves. Give us a chance; we are about ready for that book larnin’ thing.