In the news this week: WorldNetDaily edition

Friday, 9 March 2007

Librarian sues “gay” profs over “Marketing of Evil”

Christian accused of sexual harassment for recommending best-selling book.

Did you assholes really put gay in quotes?

Anyway, the crux is the librarian at some institute of higher reprogramming was recommending a book about how the sin of queerality threatens civilization, lowers resistance to invasions, and makes dishes spotty. Other faggy liberal stuff is bad juju for real freedom too, one must assume.

When a gay professor or two—and quite a few other fair minded folk—complained about the Χρ librarian, the librarian decided to strike back.

The problem was not that the librarian was recommending a book but that he—you knew it was a man already, didn’t you, my pets?—was recommending the same book to everyone. I can see a librarian recommending anything if asked about it. But to recommend this book to everyone one must assume that each visitor to the library asked something along the lines of, “You’re a Quaker, right? Can you help me find a book? I’m really worried about… you know, the out of control faggot problem confronting America today.”

9th Circuit endorses censoring Christians

Is there a word for idiot but maybe more sophisticated, say French, which also might mean Christian, just for good measure? Oh… really? Cretin? You don’t say. Cretin comes from Christian?

You can’t censor someone at work. You’re being paid to be there so you do what you’re told. You want free speech? Quit. You’re so smart you’ll make money somehow, or maybe God will take you in, so to speak.

No one is telling ministers or priests what they can say in church… well, you know, as long as they’re not raghead clerics or something. But that’s not really religion, just an excuse to kill foreign non-believers.

“Celebration” banned for Jamestown’s 400th

As a direct descendant of those Jamestown folks and neighbors, Foote, Church, Winslow, Killingsworth, Pond, all those good white, white English names, I’ve got to say I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’d rather have an Edison or Jefferson day or something which has anything at all to do with America’s late greatness.

As for you …Mr Farah, is it? Persian? Ah, Lebanese. Well, guy. Hmmmmm… well, you keep on complaining. It’s your right as someone whose family was part of the Ottoman Empire during Jamestown’s founding.

Photos document persecution of Christians!

Apparently Christians in Uzbekistan are being harassed. The only interesting part of this story is that you have to go all the way to Uzbekistan to find documents of such an event.

You don’t have to go any further than me to find someone who lost two different jobs on account of Christian bigotry and nepotism. It’s much cheaper to fly to me than Tashkent. I’m also having a special on immigration services including the cheapest body cavity search available outside the UN building.

“Naughty hottie” has sex with “God” on TV

I caught this episode of The Sarah Silverman Program. Just another reason to hate the black man who is also God, I suppose.

Dear Tucker,

Seeing you only made me miss S:AAB all over again. I can’t believe they canceled that and Farscape while Enterprise made it four(!) seasons and Battlestar Gahacktica ever even aired. I guess it’s true what they say. Cylons and Vulcans with big tits really can cover up the worst scripts, premises, sets, blocking, martial choreography, and acting to reach prime time since Scott Baio and Wil Wheaton left Burbank to run for Congress.1

Classic book on USA’s Christian heritage

Yeah, booooooooiiiii!

New edition of 100-year-old treasure reveals nation’s true religious roots

Let’s get blunt. There are really only a handful of men who made America. Everything outside of them could have been accomplished with German mercenaries, indentured Irish and Chinese, and steeply discounted African labor. And was.

Of that handful of men, there are only four prime movers. They did the heavy lifting. They got the country up and interested in becoming a country. They fought off the world’s greatest power to defend the notion. They got it bankrolled. They wrote the bylaws with less assistance than resistance. They ran things until smaller men were able to handle it. They are the history, root, and makers of America; and they are Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Ben Franklin, and George Washington. Oh, and John Adams can have his say too.

One thing they all have in common—they were not Christian and they denied Christianity had any role in the founding of the United States of America. Some even went further.

Ben Franklin—not a Christian

“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.”

George Washington—not a Christian

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

John Adams—not a Christian

“This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.”

Thomas Jefferson—not a Christian

“Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.”


“In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is easier to acquire wealth and power by this combination than by deserving them, and to effect this, they have perverted the purest religion ever preached to man into mystery and jargon, unintelligible to all mankind, and therefore the safer engine for their purposes.”


“I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies.”


“Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.”

Thomas Paine—not a Christian

“All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”


“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”

On the other hand, the creator of the Internet did have this strong rebuttal–

“I believe that the purpose of life is to glorify God.” Al Gore, quoted from Conrad Goeringer, AANEWS 836, 23 October 2000

So, you’ve got that guy on your side at least. That should feel good.

See also, The Christian Nation Myth, Positive Atheism’s quote index.


1 I am painfully aware that neither one of them ran for Congress and that at least one of them is still making scale. Both also seem unwilling to pull a Dana Plato too but one can hope.
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martin m

Re: In the news this week: WorldNetDaily edition

I thought when you put gay in quotes it meant you were using it the way we did when I was in high school. You know, like it doesn't mean homosexual. It's synonymous with lame, at least when lame doesn't mean crippled. Kind of like when you say something is retarded when retarded doesn't mean having a condition that makes yr brane not work right.

You know what I mean? Christians are often "gay."

By martin m on 9 March 2007 · 02:53
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Ashley

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That’s right. I have a story about that—the dual semantic nature of the term—from Amazon that I keep meaning to write up but I can’t find a strong enough punchline.

I’ll tell everyone I know that your music advances the gay conspiracy. I wish I knew anyone. :(

By Ashley on 9 March 2007 · 11:50
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martin m

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That reminds me. I still have to submit my name to that list of musicians who endorse homosexuality.

By martin m on 9 March 2007 · 02:58
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Jen

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“You’re a Quaker, right? Can you help me find a book? I’m really worried about… you know, the out of control faggot problem confronting America today.”

The only interesting part of this story is that you have to go all the way to Uzbekistan to find documents of such an event.

Hahaha... thanks for making me (embarrassingly, I might add) laugh out loud.

I also should point out that today is the first time I haven't had to validate each comment over e-mail. Mmmm.. much nicer. Did you change something recently, or am I just lucky today?

By Jen on 10 March 2007 · 10:52
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Ashley

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Thanks. The whole Christian thing is tough. I don’t have any problem whatsoever with freedom of religion; I think it’s a very interesting and valuable part of the human experience/psychology. It’s just that I, like Thomas Jefferson (ha, ha!) don’t see any material difference between Judaism and Voodoo. And the constant whining of Christians about how they are so persecuted is wretched. Most of the top political jobs in America are filled by them and I cannot think of a single mainstream person advocating taking away freedom of religion.

You shouldn’t be able to evangelize at a secular workplace or a government building any more than you should be able to sell Amway.

(I was a bit sorry about the coincidence. A very nice Quaker fellow commented recently and one of my favorite aunts, who helped me decide to be a writer, was one too. But it was the only affiliation they gave for the librarian and I think they were just angling for the victim credibility.)

About no confirmation mail: The cookie system was broken for a long time. I didn’t know because I’m a lazy developer who hasn’t written enough sophisticated tests for the site yet. I won’t even get into the security hole I found when I fixed it. Some comment formatting is still broken and might stay so for awhile.

By Ashley on 10 March 2007 · 11:42
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