Anyone who follows this site will know that I am generally left-leaning when it comes to societal/political matters. I am in favour of gay marriage and I abhor discriminatory and bigoted behaviour. I have no patience for creationists and their pseudoscience. I find myself more drawn to left-wing political parties (such as Labour) than I do the Tories or right-wing parties. This is not to say that I feel every idea to come from the right of politics is bad (I most certainly don’t disagree with every right-wing view, I even hold a few), but I am centre-left of the political spectrum.
So when I learned earlier on of a site devoted not simply to conservative ideals, but extremely conservative ideals, I felt compelled to take a look to see if it was as bad as one commentator on Facebook suggested. The Daily Kos ran an article talking about Conservapedia’s denial of E=mc², and all I could think as I read it was that my eyes hurt.
The site promotes things such as religious-based conversion theory (turning homosexuals into hetrosexuals via Biblical and religious teachings), Young Earth Creationism, and a lot of anti-Obama rhetoric. I have never seen a greater hole of ignorance on the web in all my days.
I’m not going to post a direct link to the site, for that would be to grant them too much attention. Suffice to say, if you want to see it, google conservapedia. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.