Y’all remember the Freedom from Atheism Foundation, right? Hokey copycat organization that parrots the Freedom from Religion Foundation badly, trying to shut down atheism in the public sphere? I wrote a post with a tepid endorsement of their right to exist, while also pointing out that they were stupid and silly.
Well, now they’re selectively citing that post to claim that atheists support their group. I don’t “support” them — I think they’re a gang of idiots. The True Pooka has been digging into their organization and has found a lot of examples of their fudging the amount of support they get.
In case it flies by too fast, or is too small at your screen resolution to read, here’s my reply to his query about whether I was being sarcastic.
You are correct. I’m serious in saying I support their right to exist, which is the lowest possible bar I can set for any organization. I also support the right of the KKK to exist — I want the demented fuckwits out in the open. I otherwise think their whole site is a load of bullshit.
So sure, you can cite me saying that I’m not trying to shut you down, but that’s different from “supporting” you — I “support” FFAF to the same degree I support the Discovery Institute.