Raw Story has a rundown of some of the most bizarre statements made by preachers and other Christian righters in 2014, many of whom were reported here throughout the year as well. But it’s worth a look back so we can laugh yet again at what some of these people actually believe (or claim to, at least). Of course Gordon Klingenschmitt was at the top of the list:
Disgraced Navy chaplain turned Republican lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt is one of the nuttier crazy Christians of 2014. In August, he warned that Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), an openly gay U.S. congressman, would soon start beheading Christians in the name of sodomy.
“The open persecution of Christians is underway. Democrats like Polis want to bankrupt Christians who refuse to worship and endorse his sodomy. Next he’ll join ISIS in beheading Christians, but not just in Syria, right here in America,” he warned.
Creationist Ray Comfort believes that the Bible is the literal word of God, and is best known for his belief that that atheists have scary dreams about bananas — but the evangelist showed in 2014 that he also has an inkling for attacking astrophysicists and cosmologists.
Not only has he claimed that the Bible says Stephen Hawking is a fool, but he thinks that Lawrence Krauss sounds like Adolf Hitler. Comfort also insists that Neil deGrasse Tyson is wrong to claim that the Bible isn’t scientific.
“(The Bible) gives us the basis for all creation, and it passes the scientific method,” he explained. “It’s observable – Genesis – and testable. Evolution is not. You can’t observe something 60 million years old, but you can observe what Genesis says.”
I can’t wait to hear what these dolts have to say in 2015. Thanks to them, I’ll never run out of things to write about.