Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Wonderful World of Magical Thinking IX

The week in fundie:

*Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen's XO, Dr Philip Selden, warned NSW voters about the Greens' evil push "to remove loopholes in the Anti-Discrimination Act that allow private schools and religious organisations to discriminate against gays and lesbians." (Via Ninglun, who I should mention--in fairness to him--would probably disapprove of my use of the term "fundie." See also Mikey.)
*A German judge cited the Koran in her rejection of a Muslim woman's request for divorce. Both the woman and her husband, the judge noted, came from "a Moroccan cultural environment in which it is not uncommon for a man to exert a right of corporal punishment over his wife." (Dispatches from the Culture Wars)
*William Dembski calls for Charles Darwin to be dumped from the British 10-pound note, on the grounds that "he is the chief prophet of the materialist religion, and his presence on the 10-pound note is an inappropriate endorsement of that materialist religion and its related anti-religious ferment." (Via Jason Rosenhouse, who points this out as yet another example of creationists trying to discredit evolution by discrediting Darwin. See also Nullifidian's post.)
*Tom DeLay: "liberals are just like Hitler!" (Huffington Post)