Dispatches from the Creation Wars

The DI’s Persecution Chic

The Discovery Institute is passing the collection plate and needs your money. Apparently they base their plea for help on one of the most ridiculous exaggerations you are ever likely to see:

As a regular Evolution News & Views visitor, you have been continually informed of the ways in which leading Darwinists have unleashed an unprecedented wave of persecution, propaganda, and paranoia in an effort to strangle an idea that they insist is already dead.

Is Rob Crowther really stupid enough to complain about paranoia in the same sentence he alleges an “unprecedented wave of persecution”? Apparently so. Yes Rob, it’s unprecedented how horribly you ID advocates have been persecuted

Bill Dembski having to make his fart videos in an unmarked studio, leaving under cover of night to evade the ubiquitous cameras of the Darwinist police…

Michael Behe having to go underground and live surrounded by armed guards to escape the fatwah placed on his head for writing Darwin’s Black Box…

Stephen Meyer being arrested and sent to Gitmo…

Do I even need to mention the waterboarding of John West?

It all reminds me of that famous Pat Robertson statement on the 700 Club years ago:

“Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It’s no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.”

It’s so awful being you, Rob. You deserve a medal for withstanding the “unprecedented persecution” that you face every day. At the very least, there should be a Pulitzer Prize for the Diary of Casey Luskin, where he recounts how he and his family had to hide from the Darwinian SS in a secret room in Douglas Axe’s lab in Seattle.