A CARDIFF councillor has been suspended after claiming the Earth is round and orbits the sun.
More than 200 Flat Earthologists complained after Cllr John Dixon posted a Twitter message referring to the Earth as a ‘globe’.
A council spokesman said: “Staff have a responsibility to respect the beliefs of others, no matter how scrotum-tighteningly idiotic they may appear to anyone with the cognitive ability to actually get to the end of this sentence. Well done.”
He added: “We have a very clear policy on tolerance and inclusivity, which we’ve had translated into dozens of languages as well as having it carved into enormous stone monoliths for the local druids. That cost an absolute fortune, by the way.”
Employee numbers have dwindled at the authority since January, when it agreed to allow registered Vikings to kidnap female employees out of respect for Norse mythology.
Meanwhile followers of the Persian deity Mithras have won a tribunal giving them the right to slaughter a bull in the canteen every Monday lunchtime.
Wayne Hayes, a Level 19 Flat Earthologist from East Grinstead, said: “Dixon’s remarks are just typical of the prejudice we face on a daily basis just because we refuse to bow down to the dogma of scientific proof.
“He should be fed to the Great Salamander of Xenu or at the very least taken to the edge of the world and pushed off.
“We’ll see who’s stupid then.”