Unsurprisingly, christian fundamentalists in the US, encouraged by the Bush victory, are trying to turn back the wheel of time to the dark ages before Darwin when gospel held it that man (& earth, incidentally) was created some 6000 years ago, I think.
In a Wisconsin school district, they succeeded in prescribing teachers to waste their students' time & energy on creatonism. That's about as ridiculously fundamentalist as this.
P.S. I am glad to say that Signore Buttiglione has probably picked the worst possible timing for his theo-con campaign in Europe. The man is really quite a specimen - seeing himself as a catholic witch?! That's nearly as tasteless as if a Nazi were to say that he is being hunted like a Jew.