Hathos quote:"We cannot elevate nature above people," said Citrus County Tea Party Patriots leader Edna Mattos. "That's against the Bible and the Bill of Rights." This one has made it on to my "Say What?" page, devoted to outrageous things people have said publicly and with conviction.
How could ANYONE despise manatees? How could anyone hate a face that cute? :)This story disappointed me, but it didn't surprise me. There's a long-time suspicion of environmental efforts among some religious fundamentalists and right-wingers. Google "Resisting the Green Dragon" for a particularly jarring example of this type of thinking.
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