I’ve been waiting and praying (well, ok… just waiting) to see what the Right was going to say about Andy’s little project. I’ve already listed several examples in another article, but no doubt Andy would write those people off a liberals… even the happy-clappies on “Rapture Ready”. I’ve been hoping that an Ann Coulter or some other right-wing fundie would pick up on this and comment – one way or another.
My prayers have been answered.
Joseph Farah, of World Net Daily fame, has entered the fray. Now, there’s two things you need to know about Joe and WND. Firstly, this is the guy behind the “Where’s the Birth Certificate” billboards – in other words, he’s about as right wing and anti-Obama as Andy is. Joe is basically the Birther’s Birther. He also refers to Andrew Schlafly as, “the son of the heroic Phyllis Schlafly.” That alone should tell you where he stands, not to mention the fact he helped organise Mama Schlafly’s Take Back America clusterfuck.
Also, WND is not a mickey-mouse site – especially when compared to Conservapedia. Alexa tells me WND has a reach of o.045% (Conservapedia‘s is 0.0041%) and a 3-month rank of 2,221 vs. 50,323. In other words, people read WND… a lot of people.
So, what does Farah have to say about the fruit of heroic Mama Schlafly’s loins and the fact that little Andrew has finally come out and put his politics before his religion?
I’ve seen some incredibly stupid and misguided initiatives by “conservatives” in my day, but this one takes the cake.
Because the Bible has been rewritten to conform with the agenda of “liberals,” a self-described “conservative” is spearheading an effort to rewrite it to his liking.
He also recommends cutting the adultery story in which Jesus says: “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” What’s wrong with that? Well, apparently, Jesus was showing Himself to be soft on crime!
He doesn’t like the idea of the Bible talking about wine. He turns it into grape juice
I’m almost too embarrassed to write about this kind of trivialization and politicization of the Scriptures, but something needs to be said.
Rewriting the Bible to fit man’s ideas is always a bad idea – no matter who the man is or what his beliefs.
It’s also a profoundly dangerous practice spiritually.
There’s certainly nothing “conservative” about rewriting the Bible. The “conservative” thing to do would be to preserve, or conserve, the Scriptures as they were originally written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. blogsurfer.us
A plague on the houses of anyone and everyone who would tamper so frivolously with God’s Word.
So there you have it, straight from the mouth of somebody who technically should be Andy’s target market.
How does Andy respond? In typical style. “The article plainly misunderstand CBP and is so far “over the top” that I doubt a serious response is even necessary. Suffice it to say that Mr. Farah should be criticizing the liberal rewrites of the Bible rather than a conservative preservation of it.”
Whoa!Wait a minute. This is World Net Daily – the source for most of Conservapedia’s so-called front page news articles. “Over the top”? Not worthy of a serious reply? Gosh… suddenly I get the feeling that even arch conservatives like Farah just aren’t conservative enough. But then again, he did criticise Andy, which automatically makes him (Farah, not Andy) a nasty liberal. Next thing is we’ll have Terry Koeckritz and Brian McDonald hanging around outside Farah’s office in order to show him the error of his ways.
Andy is incapable of wondering just why somebody might critisise what he’s doing. Instead it’s all Joe’s fault. That’s how Andy is – he never does anything wrong, it’s somebody else’s fault. And we all know petulant people like that – difference is, most of them are about 5 years old. Still, I wonder what Andrew’s mum, the “heroic” Phyllis makes of her son raping the Bible. Maybe I’ll drop her a mail and ask.