Walker Wildmon
AFA’s Walker Wildmon puts his intellectual deficiencies on display | via YouTube

Oh, joy. A low intellect science denier
weighs in on climate change.

“The organization’s attacks on LGBTQ persons are
no more scientifically meritorious than Mr. Wildmon’s profound stupidity regarding climate change.”

Walker Wildmon is a VP of American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group. Wildmon is the grandson of the organization’s founder, Don Wildmon (and equally odious). Furthermore, Walker is the son of the current president, Tim Wildmon.

While I am at it, a few years ago, the financially unsophisticated Walker Wildmon determined that Target Corporation (the target of one of AFA’s silly boycotts) was on the verge of insolvency. On that day, Target shares were at $60. Today they are more than $250.

Monday, with comparable erudition, Wildmon attempts to explain climate change.

“… most people of faith are not anti-LGBTQ bigots.”

According to Wildmon, the fact that, in 1969, Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich made alarmist predictions about the consequences of climate change discredits the science. Moreover, those predictions that did not come to pass discredit the existence of man-made climate change. According to NASA, Wildmon’s assessment is preposterous:
Climate variances since 1880

A consensus on climate change and its human cause exists. Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that human activities are the primary cause of the observed climate-warming trend over the past century.
What really got my attention is this drivel from Wildmon:

It has become clear that the science driving this doomsday belief in man-made climate change is shallow, to say the least, if not outright fraudulent.

[…]
So-called renewable energy sources, such as solar energy and wind energy, have largely proven unreliable in sustaining energy supply for heavy demand needs. Are these useful in certain scenarios? Yes, but when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining, we still need energy.

… America should take a slow and methodical move to diversify our energy sources so that tragic wind and solar energy failures don’t continue to occur.

“… Wildmon and others at American Family Association are no more qualified to address transgender medicine than they are to address climate change.”

Allow me to introduce the concept of the storage battery:

It is true that the sun does not always shine. Moreover, the wind doesn’t always blow. However, when it is sunny or windy, solar cells and wind turbines store more energy than they discharge. It’s pretty simple unless one is determined to supplant science with religious doctrine.

Moreover, I am unaware of any “tragic wind and solar energy failures.” Thus, they cannot “continue to occur.”

Okay, Walker Wildmon is an easy target. He is not very bright to start with. Furthermore, whatever intellect he does have is compromised by religious literalism.

The simple fact is that Wildmon and others at American Family Association are no more qualified to address transgender medicine than they are to address climate change. Yet their arrogance born of ignorance makes them oblivious to their lack of training and experience.

The organization’s attacks on LGBTQ persons are no more scientifically meritorious than Mr. Wildmon’s profound stupidity regarding climate change.

If American Family Association took positions based on evidence then it might not be deemed a hate group. Most people of faith are able to compartmentalize faith-based beliefs and evidence-based facts. Moreover, most people of faith are not anti-LGBTQ bigots.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.