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Monday, August 21, 2006

Darwin Responsible for Hitler, Columbine--and the Parasitic Mutation, Anne Coulter?

This piece from The Raw Story gives the lowdown on a new disinfo-mercial by Coral Ridge Ministries that is bound to wow the Dobson crowd and other right-wing conservatives who read the Grand Beldame, Ann Coulter, for an understanding of Darwin's place in history.

Don't miss this film clip preview from "Darwin's Deadly Legacy" that will be seen on some Fox channels later this month. Check your local listings today!

A clip from Raw Story:
An upcoming television special produced by a Christian broadcaster that features conservative pundit Ann Coulter blames Charles Darwin for Adolf Hitler, RAW STORY has learned.

"Author and Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy connects the dots between Charles Darwin and Adolf Hitler in Darwin’s Deadly Legacy, a groundbreaking inquiry into Darwin’s chilling social impact," announces a press release issued by Florida's Coral Ridge Ministries. "The new television documentary airs nationwide on August 26 and 27 on The Coral Ridge Hour."

"To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler," says Dr. Kennedy. "Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it."

Central to this piece of propaganda is the ludicrously-false connection between evolutionary theory and the eugenics movement. The irony doubtlessly lost on these fundamentalist crackpots is that it was the early 20th Century's progressive clergy, both Protestant and Catholic ( and even some Jews), who gave the stamp of approval for the American eugenics movement. See Christine Rosen's Preaching Eugenics--and for a fuller treatment on the American eugenics movement and its embrace by prominent politicians, scientists, and philanthropists, see Edwin Black's War Against the Weak.

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