Gideons Gored. Fundies Furious.
Tony Perkins of the Fundie Research Council recently gave us yet another example of why fundies are hazardous to our collective health, in his article “Gideons Replaced by Gore”.
According to one hotel, saving souls isn’t nearly as important as saving the environment.
That’s because hotels consume natural resources, not souls.
Under a policy that started last month, guests at the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel won’t find the Gideon Bible in their nightstand, but they will have a copy of Al Gore’s book on global warming. Apparently, hotel executives have decided to replace absolute Truth with An Inconvenient Truth, or better titled “Incomplete Truth.”
No, they’ve replaced an ancient fantasy with a book about climate change.
As one spokesman says, it’s the hotel’s attempt to “go green.”
It sounds like Tony Perkins is the one who has gone green—with envy. The Gideons’ 100-year monopoly on hotel rooms is showing a crack. He’s afraid this leak in the dam will get bigger. Quick, Tony! Stick your finger in the dyke! No, don’t. She might get mad.
They’ve also switched out traditional room features with solar lighting, recycled paper, and low-flow toilets. Thirty-five miles south, the Orchard Garden Hotel is following suit and others say they’ll do the same.
Tony’s crack is getting wider.
But not everyone thinks Al Gore’s truth will set them free. Let’s face it–a lot more people believe the prophetic events of the Bible will come to pass before the shaky predictions of An Inconvenient Truth.
Actually, I doubt that. Not everyone in the world is Christian, and not all Christians believe that Rapture is imminent. Global warming is fairly well accepted outside of the U.S. Tony may have already lost this battle on numbers alone.
Now I’m not against Christian stewardship…
Actually, it sounds like he is.
…but when nature worship takes the place of real worship, then America has bigger problems than people realize.
Nobody said anything about nature worship. We’re just talking about reducing carbon emissions so that we can all survive for a few more centuries.
When it comes to global warming, these hotels should be less worried about the heat and more concerned about the Light.
Tony should be less concerned with butting into everybody else’s affairs.
The thing that jumped out at me about this article was the underlying assumption Tony makes that we don’t have to worry about the environment, because the end of the world is nigh anyway. If you know you’re about to die, why not blow all your money on booze and hookers? This attitude is prevalent among the rapture-ready.
I’ve noticed a lot of global warming deniers among the fundies. Just go to any of the major fundie websites, and you’ll see these types of articles. It’s fine if they want to leave their crops in the field to die, but they have no right to destroy ours.