Stephen King: ‘Right-Wingers... Think the Earth is 6000 Years Old’

"Oooo, right-wingers mad about Obamacare tweets. They're the ones who think the earth is 6000 years old. THAT'S scary."

Stephen King took to Twitter Tuesday to blast “right-wingers” who weren’t big fans of his Obamacare tweets, saying “they’re the ones who think the earth is 6000 years old. THAT’S scary.”

On March 10th, King posted two tweets attacking insurance companies and expressing support for Obamacare, stating that insurance companies wanted to replace the Affordable Care Act with the “UNNAFFORDABLE Care Act!”



After receiving some pushback from what he calls “right-wingers” for his pro-Obamacare tweets, King posted the following response a week later:


This is the second time in the last week that a high-profile figure attacked those who accept that interpretation of Genesis, with “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson having said something similar last week in an interview. After dispelling the 6,000 year interpretation of the Genesis creation story, Tyson stated,

None of that is consistent with any scientifically derived information about the world. So enlightened religious people know this, and don’t try to use the Bible as a textbook, using a Western example.

But King’s tweet takes the additional step of conflating conservatives with what is popularly called fundamentalist Christians, lumping the categories together into what  he calls “right-wingers.”

This isn’t the first time King has ripped Christians or conservatives. On Feb 22nd King tweeted a similar disparagement, saying “Fundamentalists claim the world is only 600 years old. I have a pair of jeans older than that.”


On Feb 6th, King attacked conservatives over the lack of extension on unemployment benefits:


Responses from King's followers to his “right-wingers” tweet were mixed, but some of his fans were clearly incensed: