The controversial Creationist Museum will be putting up billboards in several large cities this summer hoping to cash in on gullible tourists. Some critics say the move is aimed at the helpless children of the willfully ignorant:
(WaPo) — The cartoon billboards for the Creation Museum are appearing in several cities including Chicago, San Francisco and Houston and feature colorful dinosaurs drawn in a vintage comic book style. … Science educators that have long criticized the museum and said the Creation Museum’s campaign is meant to attract young people interested in dinosaurs to a place that delivers a religious message and a version of history that conflicts with scientific findings.
“It’s a hook, it’s a bait to get people to say, ‘Hey let’s go to that museum’ — and then the other message is brought out,” said Steven Newton, a program director at the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, Calif.
A writing colleague and I have long fantasized about going to the place and doing a piece on it. Maybe one day I’ll hit up the FTB community for some travel money. But we’d be hard pressed to even come close to this cruel, masterful, highly politically incorrect, smackdown: Let There be Retards. And I do mean non PC — don’t read that and come whining back that mean-old DS linked to a piece portraying creationists and the retarded as one and the same, you have been told ahead of time