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10th Jun '16 7:36:25 AM ading
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** Recast [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King Jr.]] and Creator/GeorgeOrwell as conservatives.
** Orwell is counted as a conservative because he eventually came to oppose Soviet-style communism--as if a liberal, or even a socialist like Orwell, could never do that! In fact, many (if not most!) extreme leftists repudiated Stalinism once they became aware of its true face.

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** Recast [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King Jr.]] and Creator/GeorgeOrwell as conservatives.
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conservatives. Orwell is counted as a conservative because he eventually came to oppose Soviet-style communism--as if a liberal, or even a socialist like Orwell, could never do that! In fact, many (if not most!) extreme leftists repudiated Stalinism once they became aware of its true face.face.
** UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, and-more bizarrely-UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, some of America's most left-wing presidents, are also claimed by the site as conservatives.
19th May '16 12:45:51 PM Rytex
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: The Conservative Bible Project, which blatantly ignores the end of the Book of Revelation, in which God threatens anyone who changes the Bible with the plagues in the book. They ''claim'' that they're resetting the Bible back to what it was before everybody else messed around with it, thus they're they only ones actually following that passage.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: The Conservative Bible Project, which blatantly ignores the end of the Book of Revelation, in which God threatens anyone who changes what the Bible Book of Revelation says with the plagues in the book. They ''claim'' that they're resetting the whole Bible back to what it was each book said before everybody else messed around with it, them, naturally including Revelation, thus they're they only ones actually following that passage.
30th Apr '16 10:36:17 AM anothga
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* AccentAdaptation: The "Conservative Bible Project" (formerly the "Bible Retranslation Project"), a translation aimed at purging "liberal bias", ran into difficulties after the few users with actual expertise in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Koine Greek were banned for not conforming to Schlafly's vision(!). The result is that the "translation" is simply a dumbed-down update of the KJV, "translating" the 17th century British English into modern day American English, with predictably awful results. The KJV's version of Luke 11:53-4[[note]]"As He said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge Him vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things, Laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him."[[/note]] becomes this abomination:

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* AccentAdaptation: The "Conservative Bible Project" (formerly the "Bible Retranslation Project"), a translation aimed at purging "liberal bias", ran into difficulties after the few users with actual expertise in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Koine Greek were banned for not conforming to Schlafly's vision(!). The result is that the "translation" is simply a dumbed-down update of the KJV, King James Version (KJV) translation of Literature/TheBible, "translating" the 17th century British English into modern day American English, with predictably awful results. The KJV's version of Luke 11:53-4[[note]]"As He said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge Him vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things, Laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him."[[/note]] becomes this abomination:



** The ''theory of relativity'' is wrong because it contradicts the instantaneous nature of Jesus' miracles--He would not be restricted to working at the speed of light[[note]]<sarcasm> Coming back from the dead is, of course, entirely consistent with modern science <sarcasm>[[/note]]. Naturally, this is a liberal conspiracy.

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** The ''theory of relativity'' is wrong because it contradicts the instantaneous nature of Jesus' miracles--He would not be restricted to working at the speed of light[[note]]<sarcasm> Coming light[[note]]Coming back from the dead is, of course, [[SarcasmMode entirely consistent with modern science <sarcasm>[[/note]].science]][[/note]]. Naturally, this is a liberal conspiracy.
9th Apr '16 8:06:36 PM Theriocephalus
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[[http://www.conservapedia.com Conservapedia]] is a mirror project of Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, specifically the one aimed at correcting Wikipedia's supposed socialist, liberal, non-USA-nationalist/anti-American, non-USA-conservative, feminist, environmentalist, multicultural, atheist bias. It is perhaps most (in)famous for its attempt to rewrite Literature/TheBible from a modern USA-Conservative perspective (yes, really). As several people have pointed out, a quick look at Conservapedia will show that it's much less about American Conservatism and Christianity, than it is power-crazed televangelist-style fundamentalism. And, for the last few years or so, about hating UsefulNotes/BarackObama and UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins.

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[[http://www.conservapedia.com Conservapedia]] is a mirror project of Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, specifically the one aimed at correcting Wikipedia's supposed socialist, liberal, non-USA-nationalist/anti-American, non-USA-conservative, feminist, environmentalist, multicultural, atheist bias. It is perhaps most (in)famous for its attempt to rewrite Literature/TheBible from a modern USA-Conservative perspective (yes, really). As several people have pointed out, a quick look at Conservapedia will show that it's much less about American Conservatism and Christianity, Christianity than it is about power-crazed televangelist-style fundamentalism. And, for the last few years or so, about hating UsefulNotes/BarackObama and UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins.
8th Mar '16 2:23:53 AM Medinoc
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** Schlafly is famously ban-happy towards anyone he believes to be a troll. He is also very, very bad at telling who is and is not a serious editor. It is commonly believed that only trolls remain.

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** Schlafly is famously ban-happy towards anyone he believes to be a troll. He is also very, very bad at telling who is and is not a serious editor.editor (apparently measuring by how much they suck up to him, which ''actual'' true believers have no reason to do). It is commonly believed that only trolls remain.
16th Feb '16 12:32:30 PM erforce
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Creator/KevinSmith's movie ''{{Dogma}}'' is a "liberal" film (and thus, especially since it deals with Christianity, [[ThisIsUnforgivable an unforgivable abomination]]) because it depicts God as a woman.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Creator/KevinSmith's movie ''{{Dogma}}'' ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' is a "liberal" film (and thus, especially since it deals with Christianity, [[ThisIsUnforgivable an unforgivable abomination]]) because it depicts God as a woman.
7th Feb '16 12:41:43 AM Gideoncrawle
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->"''The [[TyopOnTheCover trusworthy]] [[BelievingTheirOwnLies encyclopedia]].''"

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->"''The [[TyopOnTheCover trusworthy]] [[BelievingTheirOwnLies encyclopedia]].trusworthy encyclopedia.''"
2nd Feb '16 10:51:09 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DocumentaryOfLies: ''Encyclopedia'' of lies. It's even admitted in the essay ''What is sufficient proof that Obama is a Muslim?'', quote: "This is a conservative encyclopedia. Its job is to decry liberals and their ideas at every turn. By promulgating the idea that Obama may be a Muslim we are being good conservatives, because it helps to turn people off him." Whether their claims are actually ''true'' or not seems to be irrelevant to them.
25th Jan '16 12:44:49 PM twofistguy
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** [[http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&diff=768758&oldid=768726 Bonus]]--invoking GodwinsLaw to criticize those who invoke Godwin's Law.
** Guess whose picture graces [[http://www.conservapedia.com/Evolution the article on evolution]] (as of this posting)!
14th Dec '15 2:27:52 AM GastonRabbit
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** And again, they're working on ''a moral substitute to TheBible.'' Apparently, having been written a VERY long time before there was an America to have a government to have 'wings' doesn't keep its contents from being filled with left-wing bias that needs to be deleted.

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** And again, they're working on ''a moral substitute to TheBible.'' TheBible''. Apparently, having been written a VERY ''very'' long time before there was an America to have a government to have 'wings' doesn't keep its contents from being filled with left-wing bias that needs to be deleted.



** Inverted; [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Conservapedia:Article_matrix as demonstrated on RationalWiki]], liberals are a combination of every bad trait imaginable, such as beastiality, censorship, bias, and agenda.

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** Inverted; Inverted: [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Conservapedia:Article_matrix as As demonstrated on RationalWiki]], liberals are a combination of every bad trait imaginable, such as beastiality, bestiality, censorship, bias, and agenda.



** This is how the site is able to claim that the entertainment industry discriminates against conservatives, which is tough to prove when Republican celebrities such as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/AdamSandler, ClintEastwood and KelseyGrammer (just to name a few) enjoy so much power and influence. Conservapedia's explanation is that, well, these guys aren't real conservatives because they're not ''socially'' conservative (which is the most crucial kind of conservative, apparently).

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** This is how the site is able to claim that the entertainment industry discriminates against conservatives, which is tough to prove when Republican celebrities such as Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/AdamSandler, ClintEastwood ClintEastwood, and KelseyGrammer (just to name a few) enjoy so much power and influence. Conservapedia's explanation is that, well, these guys aren't real conservatives because they're not ''socially'' conservative (which is the most crucial kind of conservative, apparently).



** Creator/AynRand is a liberal according to Conservapedia because she was an atheist.[[note]]She was, although a Classical Liberal and not at all the meaning used by Conservapedia[[/note]]

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** Creator/AynRand is a liberal according to Conservapedia because she was an atheist.[[note]]She was, although a Classical Liberal classical liberal and not at all the meaning used by Conservapedia[[/note]]



** They remove references to [[{{Unperson}} banned users]] from talk pages. They also delete and recreate pages to remove SnarkBait from the page histories. Wiki/RationalWiki refers to the latter as Burning the Evidence, or colloquially as '[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour memory-holing]]'.
** Creator/GeorgeOrwell is a Conservative according to Conservapedia, despite being a self-proclaimed socialist. No, we don't get it either.

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** They remove references to [[{{Unperson}} banned users]] from talk pages. They also delete and recreate pages to remove SnarkBait from the page histories. Wiki/RationalWiki refers to the latter as Burning "burning the Evidence, evidence", or colloquially as '[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour memory-holing]]'.
** Creator/GeorgeOrwell is a Conservative conservative according to Conservapedia, despite being a self-proclaimed socialist. No, we don't get it either.



** Schlafly's definitions of "conservative"/"right-wing" and "liberal"/"left-wing," and a host of others. His constant slapping of the label "liberal deceit" on anything that bothers him, while [[{{Hypocrite}} blatantly employing dishonest debate tactics himself]], also fits in here. As does the notion that the theory of relativity is related to moral relativism because they share some syllables. He also enjoys the phrase "Conservative Words".

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** Schlafly's definitions of "conservative"/"right-wing" and "liberal"/"left-wing," and a host of others. His constant slapping of the label "liberal deceit" on anything that bothers him, while [[{{Hypocrite}} blatantly employing dishonest debate tactics himself]], also fits in here. As does the notion that the theory of relativity is related to moral relativism because they share some syllables. He also enjoys the phrase "Conservative Words"."conservative words".



** Schlafly decided that no religion other than Christianity had the concept of "faith." During his defense he was forced to redefine the term into meaning only "a sense of Christian Faith," which obviously no other religion would have.

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** Schlafly decided that no religion other than Christianity had the concept of "faith." During his defense he was forced to redefine the term into meaning only "a sense of Christian Faith," faith," which obviously no other religion would have.



** Despite the vicious attacks on any other kind of even vaguely left-wing politics, pages relating to anarchism are pretty neutral. The page for Ukrainian anarchist guerilla leader Nestor Makhno even lists an anarchist website as its only reference.

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** Despite the vicious attacks on any other kind of even vaguely left-wing politics, pages relating to anarchism are pretty neutral. The page for Ukrainian anarchist guerilla guerrilla leader Nestor Makhno even lists an anarchist website as its only reference.



** Recast MartinLutherKingJr and Creator/GeorgeOrwell as conservatives.

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** Recast MartinLutherKingJr [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King Jr.]] and Creator/GeorgeOrwell as conservatives.



* ScienceIsBad: The wiki runs on this, no matter how much they try to pretend otherwise. Only "Biblical Science" counts as "real science".

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* ScienceIsBad: The wiki runs on this, no matter how much they try to pretend otherwise. Only "Biblical Science" science" counts as "real science".



** User:Conservative has apparently never learned how to use the "Preview" button, if he's even noticed it. He'll make 50 edits adding/correcting minor things, even changing the size of a picture 1 pixel-width at a time until it's ''just right'', then likely as not memory-hole the whole thing so that it never existed.

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** User:Conservative has apparently never learned how to use the "Preview" "preview" button, if he's even noticed it. He'll make 50 edits adding/correcting minor things, even changing the size of a picture 1 pixel-width at a time until it's ''just right'', then likely as not memory-hole the whole thing so that it never existed.



* SpinOff: [[FunWithAcronyms A Storehouse of Knowledge]], started by Philip J Rayment and consisting of several users that [=TK=] drove away and, overwhelmingly, Rational Wikians who ceaselessly called Rayment out for his YEC nonsense, leaving him with less than half a dozen YEC co-travelers.

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* SpinOff: [[FunWithAcronyms A Storehouse of Knowledge]], started by Philip J J. Rayment and consisting of several users that [=TK=] drove away and, overwhelmingly, Rational Wikians who ceaselessly called Rayment out for his YEC nonsense, leaving him with less than half a dozen YEC co-travelers.



* TVTropesInOtherWikis: Straight from the horse's mouth: "A wiki devoted to classifying every minute detail of works of fiction. It contains an entry on Conservapedia, treating the site as one of its shows or books, in which Andrew Schlafly is treated as a character in order to mock his values." The whole article can be found [[http://www.conservapedia.com/TV_Tropes here]]

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* TVTropesInOtherWikis: Straight from the horse's mouth: "A wiki devoted to classifying every minute detail of works of fiction. It contains an entry on Conservapedia, treating the site as one of its shows or books, in which Andrew Schlafly is treated as a character in order to mock his values." The whole article can be found [[http://www.conservapedia.com/TV_Tropes here]] here]].



** More like "Un Site": Mentioning Wiki/RationalWiki on Conservapedia will result in an immediate permaban, despite the mods [[HypocriticalHumor constantly mentioning]] "the vandal site." It probably has to do with why Wiki/RationalWiki was made in the first place--the guy who founded it did so because he was pissed at how idiotic he thought Conservapedia was. Not only that, but Wiki/RationalWiki has a "serious" page for Schlafly (in addition to the "humorous" one), to properly inform parents who might consider hiring him to tutor their kids. Small wonder there's sour grapes. Somewhat ironically, the "vandal site" does not actually encourage vandalism of Conservapedia, as they believe the site is funnier when it's totally sincere. That doesn't stop a few of the individual members from trolling there occasionally, but it's still funny.

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** More like "Un Site": "Un-site": Mentioning Wiki/RationalWiki on Conservapedia will result in an immediate permaban, despite the mods [[HypocriticalHumor constantly mentioning]] "the vandal site." It probably has to do with why Wiki/RationalWiki was made in the first place--the guy who founded it did so because he was pissed at how idiotic he thought Conservapedia was. Not only that, but Wiki/RationalWiki has a "serious" page for Schlafly (in addition to the "humorous" one), to properly inform parents who might consider hiring him to tutor their kids. Small wonder there's there are sour grapes. Somewhat ironically, the "vandal site" does not actually encourage vandalism of Conservapedia, as they believe the site is funnier when it's totally sincere. That doesn't stop a few of the individual members from trolling there occasionally, but it's still funny.



** One of the tactics of the {{Orwellian Editor}}s is to take an article that they agree with but was contributed to by an {{Unperson}}, delete it and recreate it, further [=unpersoning=] the original contributor(s), and making it appear that it was all their own work. (TK is a master of this one.)

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** One of the tactics of the {{Orwellian Editor}}s is to take an article that they agree with but was contributed to by an {{Unperson}}, delete it and recreate it, further [=unpersoning=] unpersoning the original contributor(s), and making it appear that it was all their own work. (TK is a master of this one.)



* WindmillCrusader: Beating back liberal bias in the media and government since 2006. [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush When the conservatives were in power]].
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: They devote a lot of time to drawing the distinction of "conservative values," "Christian values," "traditional values," "family values" and "homeschool values" versus "liberal values," "atheistic values," "Hollywood values," "fashion industry values," "San Francisco values" and "professor values."[[note]]All topics with their own article. "Moral values" redirects to morality. "American values" redirects to Christianity.[[/note]] There is definitely an us-versus-them message at play, but it's a more colorful one than usual.

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* WindmillCrusader: Beating back liberal bias in the media and government since 2006. [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush When the conservatives were in power]].
power.]]
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: They devote a lot of time to drawing the distinction of "conservative values," "Christian values," "traditional values," "family values" values," and "homeschool values" versus "liberal values," "atheistic values," "Hollywood values," "fashion industry values," "San Francisco values" values," and "professor values."[[note]]All topics with their own article. "Moral values" redirects to morality. "American values" redirects to Christianity.[[/note]] There is definitely an us-versus-them message at play, but it's a more colorful one than usual.



** Happens every time a conservative politician they fight tooth and nail to support says something that is anathema to them, such as "Gay marriage is fine by me", like Scott Brown.
** Jan Brewer, whom they heavily supported for her anti-immigration law, vetoed a birther-bill. She has instantly been declared a RINO[[note]]Republican In Name Only, a popular insult among America's most conservative Republicans for left-leaning and moderate members of the same party. The equivalent epithet liberal Democrats use for right-leaning and centrist members of their own party, DINO, means "[[CaptainObvious Democrat In Name Only]]"[[/note]].

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** Happens every time a conservative politician they fight tooth and nail to support says something that is anathema to them, such as "Gay marriage is fine by me", me," like Scott Brown.
** Jan Brewer, whom they heavily supported for her anti-immigration law, vetoed a birther-bill.birther bill. She has instantly been declared a RINO[[note]]Republican In Name Only, a popular insult among America's most conservative Republicans for left-leaning and moderate members of the same party. The equivalent epithet liberal Democrats use for right-leaning and centrist members of their own party, DINO, means "[[CaptainObvious Democrat In Name Only]]"[[/note]].
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