Creationists are playing dirty . . . again.
No news in that, I guess. The latest creationist ploy was to run to YouTube demanding removal of videos posted by the Rational Response Squad that criticized the Creation Science Evangelism ministry*. (Not that there is really anything scientific about Christianity, but most fundamentalist creationists are too cognitively challenged to know that. Still, the site is hilarious in a Monty Python Parodies God mode—if you enjoy the antics of the terminally deluded, that is.)
WIRED magazine reports that under pressure from Hovind’s Hounds, YouTube not only pulled the critical videos, but suspended the Rational Response Squad’s account. Kent Hovind, the founder of the Creation Science Evangelism who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for tax evasion, had encouraged use of the content on the ministry’s web site.
The RRS wrote an open letter citing fair use under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which was passed in 1998. The videos were eventually reposted, so they should be getting lots of traffic thanks to the publicity generated by the ‘Christian Anti-science Fundamentalist’ ministry. The Rational Response Squad’s account has also been reinstated.
Needless to say, the CSE website will now be using YouTube to air its own videos for its deluded followers :
“Exciting things are happening here at CSE as we further the creation message! We now have YouTube and GodTube accounts. There you can view our promos and other recommended resources. These will help equip you in introducing the world to Christ our Creator. Subscribe to us and be notified of new videos. We’ve also released a new promo . . .”
Kinda makes you wonder why God Himself didn’t get a YouTube account to post videos in support of his revelataions. Better yet, why doesn’t God perform a miracle and upload video footage of miracles from His archives? After all, an Omnipotent Omniscient Being should find uploading archival videos, or better yet, footage of new miracles a synch.
Oh, I know why CSE has to go to all this trouble—there really is no God, just deluded Earthlings.
* why a link to googling rather than the site.