Inhofe and Monckton Bring the Theocratic, Creationist Texas Eagle Forum to the UN to Deny Climate Change

The Anti-Christ created climate change to send America to Hell?

Watch the full video (available later today) at:

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow: The future of climate and energy policy featuring Lord Christopher Monckton and US Senator James Inhofe

The current United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference, COP 18, is ongoing in Doha, Qatar and like all previous COPs there is an abundance of representation of global interests, not the least of which are foreign ministers (or their deputies) of many nations, and a swarm of international press.

And, as usual and like moths to a light, these COPs attract a very wide range of what most of us perceive as “fringe” organizations and individuals, as well as many serious foreign policy organizations.

Relatively few however hold press briefings in the main press conference room, yet somehow Senator Inhofe managed to get 30 minutes in front of the press to present a video by himself and a live brief by Christopher Monckton, as well as a spokesman for the “Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow.”

And they brought one more person to speak: Cathie Adams, of the Texas Eagle Forum.

We all know of the long running connection between Inhofe and Monckton and various monied interests (especially fossil fuel companies), and Senator Inhofe’s fundamentalist Christian beliefs and his own theocratic tendencies are well documented.

But what of Cathie Adams? Fortunately for us TFN did a short backgrounder on her when earlier this year she resumed being head of the Texas Eagle Forum after even the Texas GOP party had quite enough of her as their leader:

Cathie Adams Is Back!

- Adams sees religious diversity as a threat to this country. From an October 1999 TEF letter:

‘(W)e must place our faith in the ONE true God, then humble ourselves, pray and seek Him and repent for our sins. Then God will forgive us and heal our land. Do you think that a jealous God will tolerate ‘religious pluralism’ and allow us to come to Him any way we please? Absolutely not!’

- Adams believes that the United Nations is paving the way for the ‘anti-Christ.’

From a 2000 TEF letter:

‘The Bible tells us that in the end times there will be a world government headed by a world leader, called the anti-Christ, who will profess a world religion, but did you ever think you would live in the day when these things would come into being? That is exactly what the United Nations is doing behind the backs of most Americans.’

From a January 1999 TEF newsletter:

‘In the future, the anti-Christ will use the pleas for human rights, economic equity and a promise to ‘end all wars’ to found global government… . God is not the author of global government, the anti-Christ is, and the UN conspicuously manifests his warmongering spirit.’

[…]

So, Inhofe arranges for someone who thinks the UN is a front for the Anti-Christ be his spokesman at a climate change conference, to convince us all that climate change is a hoax.

Oh, and of course:

Adams is an anti-science zealot.

Criticizing evolution in an October 2003 email to TEF activists during the Texas State Board of Education’s debate over proposed new science textbooks:

‘Did you evolve from an ape or were you created by God? This is NOT a rhetorical question. Your child or grandchild WILL be taught according to what you choose now.’

Yes, she’s a die hard literal creationist.

This is who Inhofe sends to put up in front of the world to argue climate change is a hoax.

The UNFCCC has many problems and (not uncommon with other forums that include most of the nations of the world) has proven to be rather ineffective at addressing climate change.

Yet to add to that ineffectiveness, Inhofe, Monckton, and Adams got prime speaking time in the UNFCCC press briefing room to spout conspiracy theories and wingnut fantasies.

This is a new low for the UNFCCC, and that is saying something.

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32 comments

1 freetoken  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 5:46:22am

It's taking a while for them to post the video. Strangely the briefing following Inhofe/Monckton is already online.

In his video, Inhofe by name directly attacked the UNFCCC head (Ms. Figueres of Mexico) as wanting to take over the world economy and redesign it. I wonder if some underling is wondering if they ought to post the video.

2 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 10:59:55am

The GOP did not realize when these guys started to organize that they had to either bat them back down or watch them crow like a tumor on the party.

They now have the power to sink any primary candidate who does not embrace their idiocy and will take the party down in the name of ideological purity.

3 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 10:59:57am

Oh man the poor UNFCCC. That's a lot of whack to deal with in one setting.

4 Charles Johnson  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:02:04am

Sen. James Inhofe embarrasses the United States again. What a disgrace. Congress needs to pass a law preventing Inhofe from representing America at any scientific conference.

5 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:04:44am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Sen. James Inhofe embarrasses the United States again. What a disgrace. Congress needs to pass a law preventing Inhofe from representing America at any scientific conference.

We cannot make a martyr of him, he will go around calling himself a modern-day Gallileo

6 Charles Johnson  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:06:55am

re: #5 Sol Berdinowitz

We cannot make a martyr of him, he will go around calling himself a modern-day Gallileo

He already does that.

7 Gus  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:09:52am

The circus came to town. Inhofe is getting crazier by the minute.

8 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:13:47am

Who is more destructive, Inhofe or Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum? Inhofe wields more actual power, maybe, but Schlafly has spawned another generation which is continuing her work.

9 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:15:56am
‘In the future, the anti-Christ will use the pleas for human rights, economic equity and a promise to ‘end all wars’

We Jews call the person "The Messiah" who will bring world peace, equality and prosperity for all, but to some people that is the "Anti Christ"

10 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:17:04am

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

We Jews call the person "The Messiah" who will bring world peace, equality and prosperity for all, but to some people that is the "Anti Christ"

I guess for some, they will be seen as one and the same person

11 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:21:20am

re: #10 Sol Berdinowitz

I guess for some, they will be seen as one and the same person

For some, that person is Barack Obama.

12 GunstarGreen  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:23:05am

I don't know why Ms. Adams spends so much energy worrying about America's lack of devotion to the One True God. When Rangarok rolls around I don't think most Americans will be enjoying a place in Valhalla on grounds much more visceral than a lack of faith.

13 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:23:20am

War on Christmas! LOL

14 darthstar  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:26:48am

President Senator McCain just gave a word-salad of a comment on Syria and Assad, lumping in Iraq, Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, and Benghazi.

Why does the media even give him a microphone again?

15 A Man for all Seasons  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:33:43am

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

War on Christmas! LOL

[Embedded content]

I haven't figured out the war on Christmas.
I have the right to buy a Christmas tree and deck the halls.
I can lavish gifts on Family and friends
I tell tell anyone Merry Christmas
I can go to church anywhere.
I can pray and celebrate Christ's birth.
I can celebrate as I wish..
But the Government can't
Big effen deal

16 engineer cat  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:40:44am

when this andy christ guy comes, will he be able to fix my cable connection?

17 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:40:48am

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

We Jews call the person "The Messiah" who will bring world peace, equality and prosperity for all, but to some people that is the "Anti Christ"

It makes sense when you think about it. Inhofe and people like him, including this Adams fucktard, hate peace, hate equality, and only want "certain people" to prosper.

As much I violently loathe these people...I really want to know what makes them tick. I mean, how does somebody get this delusional? Brain wiring...culture...paint chips...Nickelback? What the hell causes this?

18 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:41:50am

It's a war on the fact that Christianity is no longer the de facto default religion in America. That is a cause of great consternation to a lot of people out there who feel that the role of Government should be to implement (their narrow, unenlightened, bigoted view of ) God's Will on Earth.

19 GunstarGreen  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:41:50am

re: #15 A Man for all Seasons

I haven't figured out the war on Christmas.
I have the right to buy a Christmas tree and deck the halls.
I can lavish gifts on Family and friends
I tell tell anyone Merry Christmas
I can go to church anywhere.
I can pray and celebrate Christ's birth.
I can celebrate as I wish..
But the Government can't
Big effen deal

That last item is the War on Christmas. Remember that, to the hyper-evangelical nutjobs that bring up the WAR ON CHRISTMAS™ every year, the government SHOULD be in the business of promoting Christianity. The nation's soul depends on it.

20 darthstar  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:43:00am

Jared Gurman is a fan of AMC’s zombie drama The Walking Dead, but not the type of fan that AMC wants.

That’s because Gurman was arrested and charged with attempted murder in Long Island, after reportedly shooting his girlfriend in the back, with a .22 caliber rifle during an extended, heated argument about whether The Walking Dead, which isn’t real, could actually come true and turn us all into brainless bottom-feeders. After that, shit evidently got too real.

21 darthstar  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:47:01am

re: #20 darthstar

He'd better get her a nice present for Xmas if he wants to save their relationship.

22 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:47:22am

OT, but I found the video of the most wonderful event to occur on CSI.

23 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:48:12am

re: #20 darthstar

[Embedded content]

A paranoid moron armed with a rifle thinking The Walking Dead is an instructional documentary helping to prepare him for the coming apocalypse.

I mean come on, what could go wrong?

24 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:49:01am

re: #15 A Man for all Seasons

I haven't figured out the war on Christmas.
I have the right to buy a Christmas tree and deck the halls.
I can lavish gifts on Family and friends
I tell tell anyone Merry Christmas
I can go to church anywhere.
I can pray and celebrate Christ's birth.
I can celebrate as I wish..
But the Government can't
Big effen deal

It's because you're not insecure in your love of the holiday unlike some people who take being wished Happy Holidays as an insult. If a stranger is saying Happy Holidays to me, I take it as a compliment. If same stranger says Merry Christmas to me, ditto and ditto if it's a Happy Hannukah even though I am not Jewish. That's why this whole crap about "Happy Holidays" is stupid. We're bitching about people actually being polite to us. People being friendly. If that's a war on Christmas, then sign me the fuck up.

25 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:49:20am

re: #20 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Damn zombie nerds :).

26 erik_t  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:51:12am

re: #20 darthstar

Sounds like it turned one of us into a brainless bottom-feeder.

27 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:51:13am

re: #24 HappyWarrior

It's because you're not insecure in your love of the holiday unlike some people who take being wished Happy Holidays as an insult. If a stranger is saying Happy Holidays to me, I take it as a compliment. If same stranger says Merry Christmas to me, ditto and ditto if it's a Happy Hannukah even though I am not Jewish. That's why this whole crap about "Happy Holidays" is stupid. We're bitching about people actually being polite to us. People being friendly. If that's a war on Christmas, then sign me the fuck up.

Who the heck has a problem with "Peace on Earth and Good Will to Wveryone"?

28 Political Atheist  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:51:22am

heh. Not linking-Climatedepot

Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit after challenging global warming -- 'Escorted from the hall and security officers stripped him of his UN credentials'

Monckton to UN: 'In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming'

Calls to 'deport Monckton' from UN conference in Qatar

29 GunstarGreen  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:54:26am

re: #27 Sol Berdinowitz

Who the heck has a problem with "Peace on Earth and Good Will to Wveryone"?

People who genuinely believe that they are fighting a holy war for the soul of the nation. Every instance of "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" is an affront to God and risks us losing our God's Favorite Nation status.

Not joking in the slightest. The WAR ON CHRISTMAS™ folks cannot be reasoned with. They are members of the 21st century's Crusade.

30 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:24:06pm

re: #19 GunstarGreen

That last item is the War on Christmas. Remember that, to the hyper-evangelical nutjobs that bring up the WAR ON CHRISTMAS™ every year, the government SHOULD be in the business of promoting Christianity. The nation's soul depends on it.

Even if our finally agreed upon constitution forbids it. Maybe they think that document is wrong? Well except for that 2nd amendment.

31 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:25:16pm

re: #21 darthstar

He'd better get her a nice present for Xmas if he wants to save their relationship.

Like a Walking Dead t-shirt?

32 abolitionist  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:45:29pm

Semi-OT:
Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point
Excerpt:

Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional prevalence of religion in the military.

"I've been trying since I found that out: What can I do? What can I possibly do to initiate the change that I want to see and so many other people want to see?" Page said. "I realized that this is one way I can make that change happen."

Page criticized a culture where cadets stand silently for prayers, where nonreligious cadets were jokingly called "heathens" by instructors at basic training and where one officer told him he'd never be a leader until he filled the hole in his heart. In announcing his resignation this week on The Huffington Post, he denounced "criminals" in the military who violate the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution.

Another:

"This is an extraordinary act of courage that I do compare directly to what Rosa Parks did," said Mikey Weinstein.

Best wishes, Mr. Page.


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