Friday, February 16, 2007

This is just too, too wacky

A demonstrably daffy Republican state representative in Georgia is circulating materials among similarly unhinged lawmakers in other state legislatures (including the Illinois General Assembly, according to media reports) with a cover letter arguing that evolution theory is part of a Jewish conspiracy to destroy Christianity.

Ben Bridges is the guy's name, and the stuff he's peddling includes the claim that the Earth does not revolve around the sun but rather stands still.

One of the recipients of this nonsense from Bridges is Warren Chisum, a Republican and the second-ranking legislator in the Texas state House, who was so impressed that he's distributed copies to all his fellow lawmakers.

Josh Marshall at has the story here.

1 comment:

Will Pfeifer said...

Here's what I love -- these clowns won't believe in evolution -- a scientific FACT (not a theory) that has been proven time and time again, but they continue to believe their own ridiculous fairy tales that no one in the entire history of the world has ever seen one iota of evidence proving them to be even a tiny bit true. And yet, if you don't claim to be some religion or another, people think you're crazy. Yeesh!