Anti-Defamation League chief Abe Foxman has spoken out against Ben Stein’s new anti-evolution film, Expelled. In a press release issued just moments ago, Foxman writes:
The film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed misappropriates the Holocaust and its imagery as a part of its political effort to discredit the scientific community which rejects so-called intelligent design theory.
Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people and Darwin and evolutionary theory cannot explain Hitler’s genocidal madness.
Using the Holocaust in order to tarnish those who promote the theory of evolution is outrageous and trivializes the complex factors that led to the mass extermination of European Jewry.
While Foxman’s views may resonate with members of the scientific community who are outraged by Stein’s film, as an adamant defendant of church-state separation, Foxman has earned himself a reputation as a political foe of religious conservatives. Thus while his criticism may be apt, don’t expect him to be changing any minds in the anti-evolution community.