What Dominion Looks like

The controversy began with a course Mirecki planned to teach called “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies.” The class was proposed after the Kansas Board of Education decided to include more criticism of evolution in its school science standards.

The class was canceled last week after e-mails surfaced in which Mirecki mocked religious conservatives as “fundies” and said a course describing intelligent design as mythology would be a “nice slap in their big fat face.” He has apologized for those comments.

On Monday, Mirecki was treated at a Lawrence hospital for head injuries after he said he was beaten by two men on a country road. He said the men referred to the creationism course. Law enforcement officials were investigating.

Go here for the whole story:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/12/11/creationism.professor.ap/index.html

The entire Mirecki episode has made me so mad I could just spit. I may have actually spit at one point. Being a refined lady I do not spit very often.

Kansas State Senator Karin Brownlee said of this incident, “we have to set a standard that it’s not culturally acceptable to mock Christianity in America.”

Clearly it’s physically dangerous to “mock” Christianity in America.

I could make the case that fundamentalists are not Christians, but that is playing their game. They feel they have the expertise, the permission and the right to decide who is and isn’t a Christian. I’m pretty arrogant, but not quite *that* arrogant. I can only say that I don’t recall Jesus acting like a fundamentalist.

Professor Mirecki was forced to change the name of his class. Then he was forced to cancel the class. Then he was beaten up by a couple of thugs in the middle of the night. Then he was forced to resign as chair of his department. All because he wanted to treat the mythology of Intelligent Design like a mythology and said on a private e-list that he was doing it as a slap in the face of fundamentalists.

Then the Christian Right made it clear why they deserved a slap in the face. They made it abundantly clear that they needed to be bitch-slapped down the street and then kicked out of office.

These creeps had to sneak into office (more on this later). Most of them pretended they were not rabid fundamentalists until they got elected. This kind of thing is happening all over the country. They need to be rooted out like the weeds they are. Otherwise we are going to wake up one morning and wonder what happened to our democracy.

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