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Posted on 11/18/2005 8:56:01 AM PST by slowhand520
Exhibit on Darwin creates Bush bash at museum gala
It was supposed to be a fund-raiser for the American Museum of Natural History. But a new exhibit on Charles Darwin caused the Wednesday evening gala to evolve into something of a rally against President Bush's preferred theory of intelligent design. "This is a time when those of us who care about science and Darwin have to take a stand," museum patron Tom Brokaw told the black-tied and bejeweled species, including Caroline Kennedy, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Viacom big shot Tom Freston, Michael Eisner, Eva Longoria, Jimmy Buffett, Jonathan Demme, Nora Ephron, Brian Williams, Lorne Michaels and most of the "Saturday Night Live" cast.
Clearly aware that Bush favors teaching creationism alongside evolution in science classes, the museum's patrons erupted in applause.
Brokaw reminded us later that the exhibit, which opens tomorrow, is "about Darwin's life and how he came to these conclusions. We aren't looking to pick a fight."
But, he added, the exhibit "doesn't attempt to argue the theory of evolution because there is no argument."
"Daily Show" anchor Jon Stewart marveled at the museum's collection of specimens demonstrating Darwin's discoveries.
"It just makes you wonder," deadpanned Stewart. "Why is Jesus trying to trick us?
"I do wish George Bush would start paying attention to issues that are important for the country," Stewart went on. "Gay marriage, for instance. I don't understand why the religious right fears homosexuality. They say it's an abomination. The Bible says that shellfish are also an abomination. They who oppose sodomy must also oppose scallops."
Stewart introduced Neil Young. Along with singing his hits, the venerable rocker sat down at an antique organ and performed "When God Made Me," his challenge to fundamentalism.
Young agreed that the Darwin show "couldn't come at a better time, with what's going on with the neocons."
He allowed that Bush might truly believe in Genesis and not be pandering to the evangelicals. "I've never met him," he told us. "I've seen some of the things he does, but I'm not sure."
The intellectual tidepool from whence these enlightened folks arose from is scant millimeters deep at best.
It probably explains their unique ability to fall for any theory readily and swallow it without question.
Has the President ever even said a word about ID?
Is that the case actually? I thought he favored ID being taught in schools, I didn't know it was his preferred theory.
"Gay marriage, for instance. I don't understand why the religious right fears homosexuality."
Why do homosexual perverts fear the religious right?
We are all sinners. Doesn't justify our sins.
Sodomy gets its name from the tale of Sodom and Gommorah.
What act is named for eating shellfish?
Jon Stewart is soooo not as smart as he thinks he is. In the New Testament, in Acts 10, dietary restrictions are explicitly lifted. There is, nowhere in the Bible, a similar lifting of restrictions against homosexuality.
I understand that Stewart is attempting humor, but his schtick is that he's a funny guy with a serious point to make. In fact, he's neither funny, nor does he have anything serious to say.
Isn't Jon Stewart Jewish?
Then again I doubt he is faithful to the old testament either, judging from his remarks.
WHAT liberal media??? < /sarcasm >
"Why is Jesus trying to trick us?
suggests that he is using the term "religious right" as a code word for Christians.
Worth pointing out that many, perhaps most, observant Jews are as unenthused about homosexuality as the average Southern Baptist.
What a bunch of crybabies.
Mr Bush isnt paying attention to any important issue, like, let's say, terrorists trying to murder us!! (Sarcasm)
No surprise any celebrity filled event like this turns into a left wing political event. Speaking of museum exhibits also, I would like to know why the Smithsonian's American History Museum is prominently featuring the book of Bushisms, or whatever it's called, in its gift shops. Since when is the Smithsonian supposed to be selling partisan "satire" like that?!
Why don't the Hollywood elite ever mock the space fantasy beliefs of the Scientologists?
Only reason they don't push to "teach" the origins of man in schools is that L Ron Hubbard's cult gets $10,000 to sell you the sci-fi tale on the installment plan. In short, aliens brought these negative traits to earth and we are reincarnated.
But no, the leftists mock Jesus and Christians because it is "safe". Just alert me when they propose a new tv reality show throwing Christians to the lions.
Because they would be "soooo sued."
Shellfishness. *rim shot*
The Smithsonian has been way left for a long, long time. For a look at the tip of the iceberg, go to
Sounds like a real elitist snobapalooza.