Wednesday, June 11, 2008

JDL Up In Arms Over Expelled!

The Jewish Defamation League has waded into the controversy surrounding the film Expelled, narrated by Ben Stein, an orthodox Jew. According to the story in JTA:

The Anti-Defamation League blasted the film Tuesday, saying in a statement that it “misappropriates the Holocaust and its imagery as part of its political effort to discredit the scientific community.” The ADL adds, “Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people.”

The Oakland, Calif-based National Center for Science Education, which defends the teaching of evolution in the public schools, has “had its eye on” the film for a few months, according to spokeswoman Susan Spath.

“We are concerned about the long-term impact of this film and its irresponsible misrepresentation of a terrible history,” she said. “It propagates the message that Nazis were Darwinist, with the implication that today’s Darwinists are proto-Nazis, and that’s not OK.”

As Glenn Reynolds would say: Ouch!

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