Today I was at a local community fete which brings together the local community that live and work in the area. I was there working a stall for the local musical theatre company of which I am a member (and performing in the arena).
One side of the field was dominated by a group calling themselves the “New Life Church” (I don’t know it they are anything to do with Ted “Completely Heterosexual” Haggard’s old mob, but it would not surprise me if they were). They were offering free tea and coffee and face painting, they also had this puppet shoe called the “JC Revival” where puppets dance to reworkings of popular songs (reworking in a particular manner which I think you can guess) to draw in the kids
…but the thing that I noticed was a small display at the end of their massive marquee which was titled “Thousands not millions” and “Dinosaurs an amazing Discovery”
Now I can guess exactly what those displays were about, but due to the fact I was on another stall, trying to give children lollipops (not what you think you suspiciously minded people), and I was performing I decided not to go and confront them. Being thrown out of a community event and alienating a chunk of the local community (this group is located in the area) would probably not be a good idea on this occasion, but if I was an ordinary punter I would have gone in there and attempted to educate them…
…but do not be fooled into thinking this young earth nonsense is an American phenomenon, it is right here on our doorstep!
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