Bill Donohue continues on his anti-science, anti-PZ tirade with this new statement from the Catholic League. Of course, PZ, being awesome as he is, has already noted their response and torn it to shreds, here.
But me being me, I’m not done yet. I can’t simply give this one over to the overly rational and not near insane enough Myers, can I? Of course not!
First they start off with a title like this:
HYSTERIA MARKS MYERS AND HIS ILK
…What? One PZ Myers has received threats against his person for a cracker. Do you not get it? There is no hysteria when someone is threatened over a goddamn cracker. Especially when it’s not just their property, but their very being! And over a cracker!
Not only that, you assbackwards motherfuckers are trying to take his job… Over the same goddamn crackers. If that’s fucking hysteria, you have every right to call us hysterical, but it sounds to me like the Catholic League is the hysterical bunch, emphasis on Bill Donohue.
Myers went on Houston radio station KPFT last night saying that Bill Donohue has ‘declared a fatwa’ against him. He should know better—I don’t need others to do the fighting for me. I’m quite good at it myself. But he’d better be careful what he says, because if I get any death threats, it won’t be hard to connect the dots.
Bill Donohue, you douche, if you could do the fighting yourself there would be no need to make a public statement for a group of people… and oh yeah, he’s already gotten death threats. But he’s not yet suing you or the Dumbfuck League!
Myers, who claims expertise in studying zebrafish, has quite a following among the King Kong Theory of Creation gang. Indeed, we’ve been inundated with hate mail from all over the world, and it all stems from those whose alleged god is reason.
King Kong? OH, HAHA, I GET IT! AN EVOLUTION REFERENCE! Donohue, you funny, funny man, you!
There is no god, but reasoning is key in getting people to hate foolish men like you who are truly disgusting, lying, fat pigs. You threaten PZ’s job, people threaten him, then you call us the hysterical bunch despite our concern over someone’s hard earned job and very life. That’s the ultimate in douchebaggery. You win at it, Donohue.
As a result of the hysteria that Myers’ ilk have promoted, at least one public official is taking it seriously. Thomas E. Foley is chairman of Virginia’s First Congressional District Republican Committee, a delegate to the Republican National Convention and one of two Republican at large nominees for Virginia’s Electoral College. His concern is for the safety of Catholics attending this year’s Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Myers’ backyard. Accordingly, Foley has asked the top GOP brass to provide additional security while in the Twin Cities so that Catholics can worship without fear of violence. Given the vitriol we have experienced for simply exercising our First Amendment right to freedom of speech, we support Foley’s request.
…and the First Amendment right to freedom of speech doesn’t go for PZ Myers and his supposed “ilk”, too? Why not? Is it your god given right as a Catholic to be able to speak but no one else? In fact, why would you ever think we would be capable of being violent? PZ has gotten death threats from your ilk, and you only assume you’ll be getting some from ours, which you undeniably will sooner or later.
We already know that Myers lost one round: the university has removed the link to his blog from his faculty page. He should be prepared to lose a few more rounds. By the way, Myers says he is delighted to have finally garnered my attention. Too bad I can’t say the same—I never heard of the guy until yesterday.
Where were his First Amendment rights when his blog link was removed… for abusing a goddamn cracker?
If anything, this whole debacle highlights the hateful attitude, the hateful ethos, and just how generally hateful religion can be. Bill Donohue and the Catholic League are hypocrites on the top level, the ones who beg for free speech when it’s in their favour but attack the supporters of free speech, sometimes with physical violence, when it’s not in their favour.
You, Bill Donohue, are an assclown and don’t deserve the freedom of speech which you yourself can’t respect enough to give to PZ.