From this one headline in the Daily Post, published in Colwyn Bay on the north coast of Wales overlooking the Irish Sea, one might conclude that Wales is the UK’s version Kentucky (home of ol’ Hambo).
This is their headline: ‘Darwinist yobs’ caught on CCTV vandalising Buckley church’s Creationism sign. They have a comments feature.
We had to look up the meaning of “yob.” It’s British slang for “a teenage lout or hooligan.” Here are some excerpts from the news story, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
A clergyman who caused a sensation with eye-catching messages outside his church said yobs who smashed his sign may not have liked its Creationist tone. Pastor Bob Marshall was speaking after releasing video of the vandalism which took place at the Ebeneezer Chapel on Brunswick Road in Buckley on Friday June 9.
We can’t find a website for that church, but the newspaper has a link to the video of the vandalism, about which it says:
Two youths can clearly be seen kicking the sign which was destroyed in the incident and found by the pastor the following Sunday morning.
What did the sign say? The Daily Post tells us:
The sign read: “If you tell a lie long enough people will believe it – like evolution.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then the newspaper quotes the rev:
“They might not have liked the message that was on there,” said the American-born pastor. “I’m assuming that’s what it is. It’s never happened to this severity before. They’ve stolen some letters but they didn’t cause any damage. The boys responsible for stealing the letters actually came back and apologised.”
The yobs apologized? That seems inconsistent with the rest of the news story. It continues:
Pastor Bob said the police had been called and the video had been put on Facebook in a bid to catch the perpetrators. However he said Facebook informed him the post had been taken down after a complaint and their account was temporarily suspended while it was investigated. He said: “I don’t know why they took it down, it was probably one of those who did it that complained. I think I would have to practice my Christian values if I met the people who did it.”
What’s going on here? Didn’t Pastor Bob meet the yobs when they came back and apologized? And is Facebook taking the yobs’ side in this controversy? One more excerpt:
Despite the setback, Pastor Bob says attendance is good at the chapel and plans are in hand for a new and improved sign with which to spread his message. “We are having a new sign built as we speak,” he said. “This one is being built out of steel.”
A steel sign — that’ll slow down those yobs! Anyway, dear reader, now you know that things are a bit reversed in Wales. There, Darwinists are the droolers, and creationists get respect from the press. That’s good to know.
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