See, this is why America is a laughingstock to much of the world: the casual anti-science ignorance of right wing clowns like Glenn Beck.
In this clip from Right Wing Watch, Beck rants about Disney lighting up the Magic Castle at their theme park in rainbow colors, then suggests conservatives need to boycott Disney because they’re making a movie about (gasp!) Charles Darwin!
Notice, Beck doesn’t even have to explain why a film about Darwin is supposed to be a bad thing. It’s just assumed that his audience understands the theory of evolution is evil and Darwin is a villain, and therefore Disney must hate Christian families to even think about doing such an outrageous thing.
“Boycotts work and we have created a vacuum. We do nothing,” Beck said. “Let me give you this story, they’re doing a new movie, kind of an Indiana Jones swashbuckling spirit of a five year voyage in 1831 on ship H.M.S. Beagle to the coastline of South America to find and follow the man who made discoveries that made him one of the most influential figures in human history.”
“Wow, this sounds like a swashbuckling thriller that we are going to have to take our families to see,” Beck said sarcastically. “Doesn’t it sound great? It’s Charles Darwin. It’s the story of Charles Darwin and so we’re going to find out how exactly he came up with the idea, made the discoveries that brought him to the theory of evolution. Thank you, Disney! That’s fantastic.”