You may have seen this story:
A speaker at a tea party event in Texas recently suggested that that anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist was a secret Muslim because "he has a beard."Late last year, Adams also said that "Barack Hussein Obama has got to have a teleprompter because he fried his brain on drugs" (in the midst of a rant in which she argued that the "green agenda" is a smokescreen for Marxism). But my favorite Cathie Adams rant involved the Great Capitalization Conspiracy:
In a video posted by the Far North Dallas Tea Party on Thursday, Texas Eagle Forum President and former Chairman of the Texas Republican Party Cathie Adams presented evidence that Norquist was part of a "stealth jihad" in the United States....
"As you see, he has a beard," she pointed out. “He's married a Muslim woman. But he denies that he has converted himself. He denies that."
... Adams went on to suggest that CIA Director John Brennan could also be a secret Muslim....
Adams said that environmentalists are blasphemers because "these people worship the creation instead of the Creator" and that is why "our children are being taught now in public schools to capitalize the "E" of "Earth"; it is an object of worship."This gets truly bizarre. She gets to capitalization via Mikhail Gorbachev and an aspirational document called the Earth Charter, which inspired an artwork called the Ark of Hope, which eventually gets to Agenda 21 via Poppy Bush ... um, well, I'll let her explain (with some call-and-response from a fine, upstanding citizen in the audience):
ADAMS: The entire green issue is green on the outside and Marxist red on the inside. It's like a watermelon. But we also know from Mikhail Gorbachev that he is an unabashed atheist. And the green agenda is written into a document called the Earth Charter. And it's very short. You can find it online. But when one woman, an artist, read it, she said, "This is such a holy document that I'm going to construct this ark." And so that part was presented in 2002 at Johannesburg, South Africa, to encase the Earth Charter.Yes, this woman was once the chair of the Republican Party of Texas. I weep for my country.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Blasphemy.
ADAMS: Yes, it is blasphemy. But these people worship the creation, not the Creator. That is the green agenda. They also will inject, at times, Gaia worship, or earth worship. That's why our children are being taught now in public schools to capitalize the "E" of "Earth." It is an object of worship, rather than worshipping the Creator.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: New Age.
ADAMS: Yeah, it is New Age. [Break in video]
ADAMS: The second treaty is called the climate change treaty. This is why George H.W. Bush went to Rio de Janeiro. He went to sign two documents: one was climate change, and two was Agenda 21. So if anyone tells you that "Oh, well, Agenda 21 is just a soft-law document, it's not even a treaty, it came out of UN, why do I care?," well, why did George H.W. Bush, president of the United States, go to Rio de Janeiro to sign the document?
AUDIENCE MEMBER: A traitor.
ADAMS: Well, let me also ask you: did he not also call for something like a "new world order" in a State of the Union address?
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Amen. Sure did.
ADAMS: I tell you, folks, that this climate change treaty is exactly the new world order.
By the way, Merriam-Webster's says that "earth" is "often capitalized" when used as the name of one of the planets in our solar system, but not in other contexts.