Moronic Convergence of the Week: Creationism and the John Birch Society
The theocratic, anti-civil-rights, paleoconservative, conspiracy-mongering John Birch Society got together with the anti-science, conspiracy-mongering, young earth creationist writer James Perloff yesterday in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, for a good old-fashioned evening of atavism: Darwin refuted and disputed at John Birch Society meeting.
After years of well-deserved marginalization, the John Birch Society is making a comeback, thanks to the promotional efforts of our good friends Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, and Judge Andrew Napolitano.
WEST ROXBURY - Members of the John Birch Society believe in protecting the U.S. Constitution from what they consider to be wavering while maintaining its integrity.
“Less government, more responsibility, and with God’s help, a better world” is the motto of the society that hosted author James Perloff at the West Roxbury Branch Library on Saturday afternoon. The gathering was in response to a recent celebration of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution in order to see the opposite side of the spectrum, which is creationism — a banned teaching in public school systems nationwide.
Perloff, who lives in Burlington, was brought in to elaborate on his findings against Darwin’s theory of evolution. He has written two books on the subject: “Tornado in a Junkyard” and “The Case against Darwin.”
The event was held in front of a small gathering and was kicked off with a prayer along with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Harold Shurtleff of West Roxbury, regional field director for the John Birch Society.
Perloff delivered his three-part PowerPoint rebuttal of Darwin’s theory of evolution in order to “underscore what people don’t know” and explain how many people have been persuaded to believe Darwin’s theory as fact while casting off creationism totally.
Perloff tried to draw parallels throughout history, attempting to connect individuals such as Andrew Carnegie, Karl Marx, Josef Stalin and Adolph Hitler with the teachings and rationales of Charles Darwin. He also told of his own life’s inner conflict, saying he was briefly turned into an atheist at a young age due to Darwin’s theory.
Perloff went on to say, “Survival of the fittest does not explain arrival of the fittest,” and that, “[the theory of] evolution is just speculation on the past and should not been seen as scientific fact.”
In the crowd was Birch Society member John Coveney of Weymouth, who said, “It was a great presentation. I’ve read his books and find [Perloff] informative.”
Coveney, talking about teaching creationism versus the theory of evolution in public schools, said, “Teach both evolution and creationism. Let them make up their own minds. It’s a free country, after all.”
Perloff is listed on the John Birch Society website as well; as a member of their “Speaker’s Bureau,” he’s well prepared to instruct your church or youth group about the dangers of the nefarious New World Order: James Perloff.
In The Shadows of Power, Mr. Perloff discusses the conspiracy that, directing U.S. foreign policy from behind the scenes, seeks to create a one-world government. This lecture embraces events as diverse as the Pearl Harbor cover-up, the founding of the Federal Reserve, the disastrous war in Vietnam, and the scheme to turn North America into a European-style union.