Who's Behind the Lie that Darwin was Responsible for the Holocaust?
There have already been almost 5000 links to the so-called documentary featuring Ann Coulter produced by Dr. D. James Kennedy, the right-wing Christianist who runs the Coral Ridge Ministries. Many of those links are from people who have seen the piece on tv and are talking about how it might be true. But as the Anti-Defamation League said in their press release, the "documentary" is an outrageous lie.
ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said in a statement:"This is an outrageous and shoddy attempt by D. James Kennedy to trivialize the horrors of the Holocaust. Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people. Trivializing the Holocaust comes from either ignorance at best or, at worst, a mendacious attempt to score political points in the culture war on the backs of six million Jewish victims and others who died at the hands of the Nazis.
"It must be remembered that D. James Kennedy is a leader among the distinct group of 'Christian Supremacists' who seek to "reclaim America for Christ" and turn the U.S. into a Christian nation guided by their strange notions of biblical law."
If there was any question about what Ann Coulter represents, this incidence makes it clear: she is an extremist in cahoots with the most radical Christian Nationalists, like Dr. Kennedy. Her latest book claims evolution is the root of all evil in the world today. (For more, see Raw Story's piece from last week.) Don't forget that Ann is the person that our mainstream media believes is cute. I'm sure she'd be more than happy to head an inquisition for the "cute" media people who are abetting her in spreading right wing extremism across our country.
So what can we do about this stealth takeover of our land? Understand who they are and make sure the American public really understands what is at stake. As John Dean wrote, Michelle Goldberg's book, Kingdom Coming, should be widely read if people are to understand the threat we face from the radical right. They are out to destroy our Constitution, our science and our rationality, and people need to know that so they can stop it before these reactionaries take over our government and bring down our country.
[Post updated to improve flow.]