With seemingly dozens of new hoax news sites popping up every day, it can be hard to keep track of the current crop of garbage "satire" outlets. So it's understandable if you've never heard of Wyoming Institute of Technology, who published a story last week claiming linguists at Bob Jones University had decoded DNA sequences into bible verses.
As dubious as that research already sounds, the study is extra false by virtue of not having actually happened. "The report is a hoax," said BJU spokesperson Randy Page, who denied the university employed anyone by the name of Matt Boulder, the linguist and "professor of applied creation sciences" quoted in the story.
Many believers celebrated the article anyway, including posters on white nationalist forum Stormfront and Ron Paul fan site the Daily Paul. "Haven't read this (YET) but sounds like an #Athiest PISSER-OFFER!" said one Twitter user who tagged her post with "#TP4A" or "True Patriots for America." Another shared the link with the comment "This is hard to understand but what I did understand WOW SO AWESOME!"
But it wasn't just supporters who thought the hoax news article was real. As one psuedo-skeptic put it, "religious propaganda bullshit."