This is a video about humpback whales; one of several species almost exterminated by past whaling, and now in danger from Japanese whale killing ships.
The religious right in the USA has links to foreign fellow ultra rightist loony Christians; like Ugandan extremists who want to kill gay people; and Nigerian mad evangelists killing little children as “witches”.
Now, it turns out that the international solidarity of the United States religious right extends not just to fellow extreme Christians, but to non-Christian killers as well.
Because those whalers are Christian? Hardly. Christians of any sort are a very small minority in Japan; so, probably in the taxpayer subsidized whale killing industry as well.
Probably, most Japanese whalers are Shinto (traditionally, the state religion in Japan, considering emperors divine etc.). The United States religious right has a tradition of attacking non-Christian religions like Shintoism as horrible “Satanic” paganism.
Why are they not doing so in this case, but, on the contrary, proclaiming international solidarity?
The “Christian Newswire” does so, not because of any recently discovered religious tolerance, but out of spite against Charles Darwin, dead for almost 150 years. As becomes apparent in their screed: “The Whaling Controversy Resolved: ‘Mysterious Islands’ DVD Shows Sea Shepherd Pirates to Be Darwinian Extremists”.
They say (no, I am not linking to them):
The Galápagos Islands were not only a once-great international whaling hub, but –thanks to Charles Darwin — this archipelago holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the modern animal rights movement.
Messrs the ultra religious wingnuts forget to mention why the Galápagos Islands are no longer a “great” whaling hub. Because nineteenth century whalers not just exterminated at least one tortoise species there, but also killed so many whales that whaling around the Galapagos became commercially unviable. No “fault” of Charles Darwin, Greenpeace, or Sea Shepherd.
World Vision hires only Christians under its $250 million in government foreign aid grants. Obama promised to change that. So why hasn’t he? Here.
Humpback and Fin whales off Wexford and Waterford, Ireland: here.
California Sushi Bar Caught Selling [Sei] Whale Meat: here.
Proposals to resume commercial whaling have been dealt a blow by DNA detective work showing that restaurants in the US and South Korea illegally sold whale meat from Japan: here.