Despite recent setbacks in the United States and Europe, the Catholic Church is not losing the fight on gay marriage, the Vatican semiofficial newspaper claimed on Friday
 -- Washington Post.

The Earth is the center of the Universe. Catholics will not use birth control. And you will go to hell now that you've voted for Barack Obama.

But credit where credit is due. The Church isn't the only entity to make spectacularly preposterous claims.

From computers...

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
-- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
-- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981

To entertainment...
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
-- H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
-- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

All the way to science...
"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
-- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
-- 1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

and statistics.
Nate Silver's... political analyses are average at best and his projections, at least this year, are extremely biased in favor of the Democrats.

Don't Listen to Nate Silver's Gay Polls, Says Superstar Conservative Pollster

Originally posted to jpmassar on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:02 AM PST.

Also republished by Milk Men And Women, Angry Gays, and Kossacks for Marriage Equality.


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