Friday, April 20, 2007

The Wonderful World of Magical Thinking XII

The week in fundie:

*RSL slams an ad for a gay Anzac Day party as--get this--"an abuse of liberty." (

*Mordechai Eliyahu: the Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell/Dinesh D'Souza of Judaism. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

*The Festival of Magical Thinking: Among the speakers at this year's "Reclaiming America for Christ" conference, Ann Coulter repeated her "faggot" remark (admittedly to stunned silence), called for the leaders of Muslim countries to be forcibly converted to Christianity, and sought to justify the murders of abortion clinic workers; while Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who once paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke over $80,000 for his mailing list, recounted a Bible story vindicating the criminalisation of miscegenation. In that story, Moses' great-nephew Phineas "was rewarded by God with an 'everlasting priesthood' for killing an Israelite and his Midian lover because God had forbidden the mixing of the men of Israel with the women of that tribe." Not that Perkins was suggesting that Christians take up their pitchforks and barge into their neighbours' houses, of course: "Phineas, the Bible tells us, used a javelin." Meanwhile, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission warned that in an America run by secularists, "there would be clone farms and polygamy." (Alternet)

*From the archives of the bleeding obvious: abstinence-only sex education doesn't stop kids having sex. (via

*Don't fuck with the Jesus. The Anti-Christ is currently touring Central America. (HT: Joe)

UPDATE: The Iranian Supreme Court has exonerated six militiamen who killed five people they deemed to be "morally corrupt." Two of the victims were a young couple engaged to be married, who were claimed to have been engaged in the unpardonable sin of walking together in public. All of the victims were either stoned to death, or the killers "drowned them in a pond by sitting on their chests." Another victory for theofascism! (via Amal A)