Before the Wisconsin State Journal could get the story out about the DNR report warning of the health and water quality hazards of an open pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin, Media Trackers was all over it, publishing a piece about how the DNR report was flawed and biased. The piece was authored by Media Trackers communications director Brian Sikma.

Predictably, mine opponents who read the piece began remarking on various Facebook pages that they couldn’t understand how Sikma could ignore the science contained in the report, suggesting that he’s simply a paid smear monger for right wing causes.  They may be right, I don’t know for sure, but a closer look at Sikma’s background reveals why he may be very, very uncomfortable with science

According to his Linkedin profile Sikma got a college education at, and worked as an assistant administrator at, The Baptist College of Ministry ( BCM ). In the middle of quite an extraordinary Statement of Faith from BCM’s website comes this gem:

We believe in the creation of the universe by the direct act of God, from nothing, in six literal days, apart from any process of evolution. “

So I think it’s fair to assume that Sikma is a Creationist who is deeply suspicious of science. He may well believe that Jesus rode into Nazareth on a dinosaur, probably a Brontosaurus rather than, say, a Tyrannosaurus rex. Not only is the Brontosaurus an herbivore unlikely to eat the rider, but it’s certainly more saddle ready than the T-rex as regards overall temperament. And maybe Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble were disciples?

So there: now you have a plausible theory of why Brian Sikma doesn’t believe in science.

I suppose I’ll end up in the Lake of Fire for writing this.

16 Responses to Understanding Brian Sikma

  1. John Casper says:

    Yep, but when Brian and the creationists (#bandname) want to extract natural gas, coal, oil…. they depend on seismologists who think the earth’s a lot older than 6,000 years old.


    Was really impressed with you here

    Move over Waylon and Willie. #outlaw country

    Plan on buying one of those CD’s when I free up a little el fundo . If you don’t get an order in the next 60 days, don’t hesitate to remind me.

  2. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    He’s better known as Brian SiKKKma, after the publishing of “Reclaim Our Heritage” Yes, the “our” in that title means exactly the white, male Xtian groups you think it means.

    The only thing that racist pile of trash is an expert at is in grifting off of wingnut welfare for a living. But if GTAC is leaking this to him to try to mislead and claim bias (and fail hilariously), you know they’re in big trouble.

    • John Casper says:

      Jake, thanks for the link. Not surprised, but it’s good to have direct evidence of his white supremacist attitudes. Those guys always get nervous when you ask them to define, “white.” Does it include Jews,… people with semitic ancestors? What about the Irish? What about those of us with Polish ancestors? Hitler didn’t consider them “arryan.” What about Italians? What about those of us with Hispanic ancestors, Asian….? Is Jessica Alba “white?” If she’s in the “club,” can Halle Berry be “white?” Is there a court of “whiteness?” What if someone claims to be “white,” and there’s a disagreement. Does Brian decide?

      Not unusual to see Brian on Twitter harassing Dan Bice.

      • Sue says:

        Anyone wanting to be in the ‘club’ should be required to provide a DNA sample for analysis.
        Now that purity can be proved, it should be priority 1 for these folks. Go for it, Brian.

        • John Casper says:


          If you’re really a Christian, why didn’t you capitalize the “C” in it. You wrote, “…christian lunatic….”

          Is that dis-respecting God? Or maybe you’re just not very serious about religion?

          And per Steve, is the Bible right about the earth being 6,000 years old?

  3. Micah says:

    I also hope one day you guys devote an entire blog post on me, stalk my LinkedIn call me a racist, sexist, bigot, greedy bastard, homophobic, gun nut, christian lunatic child hater right winger. And when you do I’m gonna print it off frame it and hang it on my wall so every morning when I wake up I will see it and it will remind me that I’m doing a damn good job. Until then I will just wait.

    • Jake formerly of the LP says:

      Micah- Your whole life is defined by what people you don’t like think about you? No wonder why people like you and SiKKKma are losers.

      Seriously, what kind of psychopath decides they want to make a living by making crap up to tear people down, and serving the rich and connected at the expense of everyone else?

    • John Casper says:

      Micah, I don’t think Sue’s a guy.

      And since you’re gun nut, at lease we can agree on choice. If you want government forcing birth, you’re no friend of the Second Amendment.

      Can you post a link to your LinkedIn?

      Can I also say how much I respect your courage. An admitted “homophobe” with nothing better to do on a Friday night than insult other “guys.” Since “real men,” don’t use porn, whats 100% heterosexual like yourself doing tonight?

      And then there’s somebody using the handle, “Micah,” claiming to be a Christian. A lot of the anti-Semitic folks I have known would have figured that anyone who picked a Jewish handle, was Jewish.

      Can you tell us about your guns. How many? What kind? Please be specific, because there are a lot of hunters at BB. Do you make your own ammo?

    • Micah,

      I don’t get what you’re upset about. All I did was offer an explanation as to why Brian Sikma may not believe in science. And for all I know Jesus may have ridden a dinosaur. I can’t say for sure one way or the other as I wasn’t in Nazareth during that period.

    • Micah, I wouldn’t ever devote any part of a blog post – much less an entire blog post – to you, because you’re little more than a troll in my mind.

  4. Greg says:

    A good write-up on Sikma would be worthwhile, but this was just cheap shots.

  5. Micah says:

    Hey John can we get a spell check on Zach’s comment? “I wouldn’t ever” I believe its “I would never”. But, hey what do I know I went to the public schools! But, seriously Zach it’s on my dreams list for you to one day write about me!

    • John Casper says:

      Micah, if you’re such a “Christian,” why didn’t you capitalize the “C?”

      Isn’t Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior?

      When seismologists drill for oil, gas, coal, …are their calculations based on Genesis, that the earth’s 6,000 years old?

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