Inhofe and Monckton Bring the Theocratic, Creationist Texas Eagle Forum to the UN to Deny Climate Change
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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:
- 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.
Usually I just ignore this kind of nonsense, but sometimes the smears my admirers post on their blogs are so egregiously dishonest that they need to be pointed out.
Today’s example is at “Weasel Zippers,” a raving anti-Muslim blog that stole its name from one of our random sayings that appear at the top of the right column: Weasel Zippers: Charles Johnson Shocked, SHOCKED to Learn There are Actually People Who Don’t Believe in Man-Made Global Warming…..
Zippy the Pinhead decided to smear me by pointing out that I used to be a “skeptic” (in actuality, I was uninformed and misled by the propagandists, as I noted in this post), and he captures the following screenshot from LGF to “prove it.” (Since I never denied this, I don’t know why he thinks it’s important to “prove it,” but it’s pretty pointless to try to figure out what goes through the alleged minds of these people.)
Again, read this post to see how and why I changed my mind. But the really creepy part is here — Zippy writes:
He really has become as dishonest as the people he once (in the not-so-distant past) detested….
(sorry, no link for the jackass)
Why didn’t he link to my post? Was it just to spite me? Or was it because there’s a very clear update right beneath the section he grabbed, that kind of makes him look like a buffoon?
Not just a buffoon — an outright liar, trying to perpetrate a smear job. Here’s the post he didn’t link to: The Great Global Warming Swindle.
And the same note was posted at the bottom of another LGF entry on this climate denial film: The Great Global Warming Swindle.
By not linking to my post, of course, he prevented people from finding out that he was lying, since they couldn’t click through and see the update that he deliberately left out. And he also prevented me from learning about his smear, since I wouldn’t see the link coming from his blog in my referral logs.
Just another day in the life of the idiots who will go to any length, tell any lie, sneak around, and distort anything I say to smear me. There’s an awful lot of this stuff going around the wingnut blogs right now.
People banned from LGF for supporting fascists and/or being hostile obsessive jerks whine endlessly about being “censored” (with no sense of irony whatsoever) as the Infidel Blogger Awards nominates me for “Biggest Pro-Censorship Ass-Hat.” Apparently, speaking out against Eurofascists, and not letting the LGF comments pages turn into a racist cesspool makes me as bad as or worse than the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Mohammed Elmasry, in their strange little world of “anti-jihad” make believe.