His kind persecuted Copernicus and Galileo, too, when they tried to prove that the earth wasn’t flat and the sun didn’t revolve around it. Science by Goracle fiat didn’t work then and it won’t work now.
The parallel drawn between the bullying AGW advocates and the supposed flat-earthers' persecution of Copernicus. etc. is common and amusing rhetorical comparison. I am sorry to have to bring up the point that it does have one drawback: its not true.
Mikołaj Kopernik (Copernicus) was a Catholic cleric in good standing with the Church during his lifetime and when he died, having published his great book on the heliocentric solar system, was buried with honors at the Cathedral of Frauenburg.
Nobody in Medieval Europe believed that the earth was flat, as historian Thomas Madden points out in this fine article. As for the Galileo affair, you might get a more accurate historic perspective here.
Other than that, though: good point.