Godless Spaniard loses job…for criticizing the Catholic Church

I don’t speak Spanish, so I’m going to have to rely on the summary that was sent to me. Perhaps some of our bilingual readers can pull out a few details?

  1. Javier Armentia, Spanish astrophysicist and director of the Pamplona planetarium, is hired by the radio station COPE (property of the Catholic Church) as a popularizer of science.

  2. A Catholic website announces (google translation) that Armentia is an atheist and doesn’t have kind words for the church.

  3. Armentia is promptly fired after less than a week. Commenters in the same Catholic site congratulate (google translation) COPE and wonder how the hell he was hired in the first place.

It sounds like Catholic Spain isn’t quite ready for an uncompromising atheist.