July 11th, 2008

R.B.F.

RAT BASTARD FRIDAY


Who's the bane of YOUR existence? Surely there's someone who pisses you off in such a huge way that it merits flogging, at least. 'Round here, we call that person a RAT BASTARD. Who is the person you most want to rip a new asshole for whatever reason? Go ahead - now's your chance to put them on blast. Start commenting, and have fun gettin' your hate on - and out. IP logging is off and anonymous commenters WERE welcome, but I've had to disable it since I've gotten six tons of bullshit spam comments lately. Sorry about that.

Go on - vent your spleen...

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Jesus Dies On PG.681

Bible Libel Lawsuit

Can you sue the Almighty's publishers?
SOURCE:
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/religion_theseeker/2008/07/can-you-sue-the.html
If you can't sue the Lord for libel, what are your options? A Michigan man is about to find out. Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, has filed lawsuits in a Michigan federal court against Zondervan Publishing and Thomas Nelson Publishing, claiming some editions of the Bibles those companies put out call homosexuality sinful, which has led him to suffer discrimination, emotional pain and mental instability.

"Defendant willfully caused me to endure acts of hate, discrimination, and loss of sleep, appetite, by structuring their New King James Bible to reflect God’s distaste of homosexuals," Fowler wrote in his complaint against Thomas Nelson filed this week.

"By designing this product to promote hate and violence toward homosexuality, because such product is promoted as being the ‘authentic word of God,’ it is a design defect," says Fowler’s lawsuit.

Fowler is seeking $60 million from Zondervan, alleging their Bibles refer to homosexuality as a sin have made him an outcast from his family and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of "demoralization, chaos and bewilderment." He is seeking $10 million from Thomas Nelson.

The suit against Zondervan claims 1982 and 1987 editions of the publisher’s Bible declare homosexuality to be wrong in 1 Corinthians 6:9:"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders."

Fowler claims the term was edited out of the 1989 and 1994 editions, but consumers were not informed.

"This misrepresentation is a willful and deliberate tort. Fraudulently imposing a written defamation or libel in order to prevent me from marrying someone of the same sex in this state," his lawsuit states. "This obvious coerced method of mind control and social dictatorship violates the religious [sacred] laws which prevent anyone from adding to the Biblical scriptures or from taking any words away from the text."

Fowler levels similar allegations against Thomas Nelson regarding the company’s earlier versions of the New King James Bible.

The intent of the publisher was to promulgate a point of view to cause "me or anyone who is a homosexual to endure verbal abuse, discrimination, episodes of hate, and physical violence ... including murder," the lawsuit states.

Fowler said the editions of the Bibles he cites have destroyed his relationship with his family who refuses to support him because the Bible says homosexuality is a sin.

What do you think? Should the publishers of Bibles be held accountable for the pain inflicted by what many readers consider to be God’s word?
CRACKA!

Who Wants Crackers?

Student Who Took Religious Icon Eucharist Wafer A Goddamned Cracker Getting Death Threats
SOURCES:
(Fox Orlando, as well as multiple links in post)

Death threats. Srsly.
Webster Cook says he smuggled a Eucharist, a small bread wafer that to Catholics symbolic of the Body of Christ after a priest blesses it, out of mass, didn’t eat it as he was supposed to do, but instead walked with it.

Catholics worldwide became furious.

Webster’s friend, who didn’t want to show his face, said he took the Eucharist, to show him what it meant to Catholics.

Webster gave the wafer back, but the Catholic League, a national watchdog organization for Catholic rights claims that is not enough.

“We don’t know 100% what Mr. Cooks motivation was,” said Susan Fani a spokesperson with the local Catholic diocese. “However, if anything were to qualify as a hate crime, to us this seems like this might be it.”

We just expect the University to take this seriously,” she added “To send a message to not just Mr. Cook but the whole community that this kind of really complete sacrilege will not be tolerated.”

Webster just wants all of this to go away. Especially now that he feels his life is in danger.

University officials said, that as for right now, Webster Cook is not in trouble. If anyone or any group wants to file a formal complaint with the University through the student judicial system, they can.

It that happens, Webster will go through a hearing either in front of an administrative panel or a panel of his peers.
Oh, where do I even begin. Let me go ahead and get some feedback on this abject bullshit fucktardery from some others. First, the wonderful and amazing PZ Myers gets the first take in his post IT'S A GODDAMNED CRACKER!. This consequently caused the big vein in that fat fuck Bill Donohue's head to pop, elliciting this response from Jesus' self appointed microcephalic fuck puppet and mouthpiece for the unbelievably hypocritical Catholic League, but not before calling the act of taking a cracker from church an outright terrorist action holding Jesus hostage. No really, follow the link - I couldn't come up with that on my own. PZ has already fired back a response. Jesus General weighs in:
In the first day alone, Myers received:
39 pieces of personal hate mail of varying degrees of literacy...Four of them have included death threats, a personal one day record. Thirty-four of them have demanded that I be fired. Twenty-five of them have told me to desecrate a copy of the Koran, instead, or in some similar way offend Muslims.
Being that I'm exceptionally virulent in my position against the Catholic church, I really wished they'd lay off the crackers and get more serious about all of the kid fucking. 'Cause ya know, that's a metric fuckton more important than crackers ever will be. It won't happen though, because their leaders are fucking stupid and full of shit that way.

dancewithoutme gets the last word in a post I want you all to read as well. I'm thinking chili dogs for dinner here as well!
Inverted Cross

An Appeal To The Masses

I highly reccommend joining the antitheism community. It's a great source of news and information, as well as a meeting place for others who oppose organized religion, be you an atheist, an agnostic, a spiritualist, or otherwise. Read the community rules as you should before joining any community to know what's up, and start commenting and posting your views. All that we ask is that you be prepared to defend your thought/feelings/opinions as they will likely be held to scrutiny, and don't go out of your way to be a dick to anyone unless they're being a dick to you - at which point I'm certain rpeate will step in and handle bidnezz. He's really good at that. We're currently (just) over 1500 members!

If you feel like it, tell 'em I sent ya.

Happy blogging.

New Blog - A Paid Gig!!

Thanks to my dear friend/brother/sister michaelnolan, I have been taken on as a GLBT blogger at Today.com!! It's a paying gig and I will be posting content there regularly.

The blog is located at http://gaylesbianbitrans.today.com, and the first post is the gay agenda satire piece - just to get me started and kinda throw the gauntlet down. Please visit the blog often and add it to your blogroll if you would, and as always - comments here (and especially there) are welcome. If you have topics you'd like me to cover, comment here and I'll see what I can do.

I'll link to posts I make there on this blog as well - I'm so excited!!

Also, many thanks to furrbear for creating the LJ feed to the blog: biscuit_today - add me, but comment to the posts there!!