Increasingly I just can’t tell whether fundamentalists are joking or not. Or whether their site has been hacked. At http://christiannews.co.nz/, the subheading is ‘Sponsored by the Elusive [sic] Brethren and Right Wing American Fundamentalists’ and they have a barcode to the right, the mark of the beast for many fundamentalists. So I assumed they were taking the piss, that it was a satirical site. My view was reinforced when I read a slightly too frenzied defence of smacking children from the Old Testament. (It seemed to be aware of how ludicrous it sounded: stating that Jesus as Second Person of the Trinity wrote the Old Testament personally, so you have to obey every word to the letter.) But checking the About page and all the links, I’m convinced it’s not satirical, but a genuine conservative Christian site. Which leads me to the conclusion that someone hacked it!