Ugh. It’s happening again:
University of Colorado police are investigating a series of threatening messages and documents e-mailed to and slipped under the door of evolutionary biology labs on the Boulder campus.
The messages included the name of a religious-themed group and addressed the debate between evolution and creationism, CU police Cmdr. Brad Wiesley said. Wiesley would not identify the group named because police are still investigating.
“There were no overt threats to anybody specifically by name,” Wiesley said. “It basically said anybody who doesn’t believe in our religious belief is wrong and should be taken care of.”
The first threat was e-mailed to the labs – part of CU’s ecology and evolutionary biology department housed in the Ramaley Biology building – on Friday. Wiesley said Monday that morning staff members found envelopes with the threatening documents slipped under the lab doors.
I’m no stranger to this; I had plenty of threats when I was teaching evolution myself. It’s not an isolated phenomena: here are just a few examples:
- Creationists drive Asst. Prof out of Texas
- Student who whistle-blows on proselytizing teacher gets death threats
- Judge in Dover Case gets Death threats
- Death Threats over the Spaghetti Monster
- You can’t actually study Intelligent Design, either
- Kansas School Board Death Threats
- Email threats to Scientia Natura
- More email threats to Scientia Natura (and a nice essay)
There are a bunch of seriously scary dudes running “christian” terrorist organizations, many of which are associated with Christian Identity Philosophy. So… why aren’t we freaking out about known terrorist orgs right here in the US?
They aren’t brown terrorists.
Please also note that women who talk about evolution are almost always threatened with rape.
And just to make things more interesting, the Pope now says protestants aren’t Christians! Cripes. Hey, let’s travel back in time a couple hundred years, eh? Anyone got a match?