Seriously, how long until Canadian ID dingbat Denyse O'Leary is all over this, persecution-wise:
Slackjawed creationist surprised at his own incompetence at a scientific job
First, the creationist-flavoured pissing and moaning:
Nathaniel Abraham filed a lawsuit earlier this week in US District Court in Boston saying that the Cape Cod research center dismissed him in 2004 because of his Christian belief that the Bible presents a true account of human creation.
Abraham, who is seeking $500,000 in compensation for a violation of his civil rights, says in the suit that he lost his job as a postdoctoral researcher in a biology lab shortly after he told his superior that he did not accept evolution as scientific fact.
Then, of course, there's the revelation that he is an imbecile, hideously unsuited to the position:
But on Nov. 17, Hahn asked him to resign, pointing out in the letter that Abraham should have known of evolution's centrality to the project because it was evident from the job advertisement and grant proposal.
". . . You have indicated that you do not recognize the concept of biological evolution and you would not agree to include a full discussion of the evolutionary implications and interpretations of our research in any co-authored publications resulting from this work," Hahn wrote in the letter, which the commission provided to the Globe. "This position is incompatible with the work as proposed to NIH and with my own vision of how it should be carried out and interpreted."
The commission [the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination] dismissed his complaint earlier this year. The commission said Abraham was terminated because his request not to work on evolutionary aspects of the project would be challenging for Woods Hole because the research was based on evolutionary theories.
Lesson: You have the right to be protected against discrimination because of your religious beliefs. On the other hand, you do not have the right to be protected against discrimination because you're totally fucking stupid. See the difference?
I'm guessing Denyse should be rolling along shortly to say something jaw-droppingly moronic. We expect no less of her.
WINGNUT WELFARE: I should point out that scientifically illiterate creationists expecting to be treated equally with genuine science scholars is the very definition of "wingnut welfare."
These are people who are clearly unqualified for their position, yet expect treatment equal to that granted to others who are qualified. In short, they want equal remuneration, but have absolutely no interest in generating work of equal value. How exactly is that not the "welfare" they're so often bitching and whining about?
Someone should remind these people about, you know, "accountability" and "personal responsibility." If you choose to be stupid, you have no right to a job that clearly requires you to not be stupid. It's entirely your choice, so why don't you quit kvetching about it, and live with the consequences?