Breaking News From 2008 Confirms Dystopic Predictions!

Breaking News From 2008 Confirms Dystopic Predictions! July 15, 2015

The Christian right blogosphere and “news” sites are exploding with outrage over a 7-year old lawsuit that was dismissed immediately. Rev. Austin Miles, extreme even by far-right Christian bigot standards, announces “BREAKING! We told you! First lawsuit to make Bible illegal!!” He practically hyperventilates while writing:

When the Gays accomplished their Supreme Court Ruling and ran out dancing in the streets and planting their rainbow flags of victory atop city halls, municipal buildings and the White House, it showed the accuracy of the rest of the story we predicted. My column had been published immediately after that ruling, stating that for homosexuals, this victory would only be the beginning, that they would never be satisfied.They would next demand that the Bible be declared a Hate Book and abolished.

Today a sodomite ex-con turned author, Bradley La Shawn Fowler (39 ) sued Thomas Nelson and Zondervan for publishing the Bible , which has references to homosexuality as a sin . He referred to 1 Corinthians 6:9. (?)

Fowler said that this violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. He went on to babble that the earlier King James Version of The Bible, containing the term, “homosexual,” is used by his family pastor and as a result, he has been outcast by his family.

He is suing Zondervan,he explained to WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, for compensation of, “20 years of emotional duress and mental instability.” And it was THIS that drove him into mental instability? Just wondering.

His charges against Zondervan includes; “malicious negligence, strict liability, malice, libel, and violating his civil rights,” and he is entitled to $60 million from them in compensation for his suffering. He is also seeking $10 million from Thomas Nelson publishing based in Tennessee. That totals $70 million to sooth his hurt feelings.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Monday. Again, this is just the beginning following gay victory in the Supreme Court. They will next file lawsuit after lawsuit, continuously, until a court with a democrat judge complies with their wishes to make The Bible illegal, in homes, churches, schools, even in the trunk of the car. That is exactly the goal. The publishers have 20 days to respond to this lawsuit.

As it turns out, though, this “breaking news” was from 2008 and the suit was quickly dismissed (the same thing that would happen if anyone tried to file a similar suit today). After finding out that the suit was not filed “today” or “Monday,” Miles wrote a rather pathetic explanation for how he screwed it up while swearing that it’s totally not his fault!

The lawsuit filed against the Bible, just detailed in a national story, did happen. However, every newswriter including this one was misled as to WHEN that event took place.

Every story I do is backed by research and fact finding. Sometimes a major story breaks on several respected news sites that have proven to be reliable news sources and are picked up by others. The initial details used in my story of gays filing a lawsuit to make the Bible illegal, were taken from those sites.

Yeah, see? It’s not his fault — every newswriter was fooled by this, not just him! And he used “reliable news sources.” Which ones? I’m glad you asked.

The current story in question was headlined: “We told you! First Lawsuit Filed to Make Bible Illegal!” A close friend who keeps track of breaking news, emailed me about that story as soon as it broke this past Friday. That story was double-checked. The source of that story, which was dated, July 10 2015, came from Christian Post, with the headline: “Gay Man Files $70M Suit Against Bible Publishers Over’ Homosexual’ Verses.” It was also published by Tea Party News Network.

So it wasn’t “every newswriter” that got fooled by this, it was the Christian Post and the Tea Party News Network. Gee, what do those have in common? You know who didn’t publish the false story? Not a single mainstream media outlet. The only ones who did were wingnut websites.

An additional check showed that it was first published by; The story was released as a right-now, July 10, 2015 story, and referred to this coming Monday with no date. After checking, I published the story.

After checking…what, exactly? After logging on to the court website to see if it was really filed? After doing a Google search, which would have shown that the story is from 2008? Maybe he just prayed about it. Tell us more about that thorough “research and fact finding” you do before publishing a story.

And even though this story turned out to be nonsense, he wants you to know that he’s still 100% right:

We knew that the gays would never be satisfied after getting that Supreme Court victory as Obama salivated. And we had learned conclusively through sources inside that community that they next would have the Bible outlawed as a hate book. This is FACT.

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there. He then talks about a guy who emailed him to say the story is from 2008 and says that if he doesn’t correct the article, he’ll be a liar. His amusing response:

I would earnestly advise the writer to be very cautious in suggesting that I am a liar. That shows totally disrespect, not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Plus, to say this against a minister is libel.

Uh, no. It isn’t, dumbass. Whether one is a minister or not has precisely nothing to do with whether a claim is libel or not, and this one clearly is not. And how exactly are you not going to tolerate it? Pray a curse on him or something? File a lawsuit? It would get dismissed faster than the stupid lawsuit above did. What a ridiculous buffoon.

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  • colnago80

    But his followers think he’s the cat’s meow.

  • busterggi

    You know what else the mainstream media didn’t cover? Jesus’ second coming in 41 CE. Seriously, try to find one news item about it.

  • blf

    [H]is followers think he’s the cat’s meow.

    He is! He is!! Just nail a cat to tree, wait three days or so, and the cat, minus a life or two, will return!!! There will be plenty of meowing, at least initially.

    Results guaranteed only if the cat has most of its nine lives left; The local animal protection society doesn’t hear about it; and Your followers pay ten percent of their income for the rest of their lives.

  • It was also published by Tea Party News Network.

    Another example of us Tea Baggin’ American Constitutional Conservative Libertarian Independents being all about economic issues and not being the Christian Right in tricorn hats.

  • dingojack

    1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV)

    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, [Yes, the comma at the end is in the original]

    I would have thought wingnuts would have this verse memorized…


  • blf

    Jesus’ second coming in 41 CE. Seriously, try to find one news item about it.

    He made a mistake by relying on the great sky faeries to return him. Their temporal and spacial aim is terrible, so no-one is quite sure where he landed. Or when.

    I speculate he landed in the swamps of Sqornshellous Zeta, and was either eaten by a mattress, or mistaken for one, killed (again), dried, and exported somewhere. The various images you see occasionally on toast or in drying paint, etc., are frantic messages saying “Help! Help!! There’s no towels here!!!”

  • otrame

    Check out Fred Clark’s take on this story: “It’s Not Gullibility, It’s Malice”. If you follow the link there to the Christianity Today site where a guy tries to suggest ways to avoid making a fool of yourself in these situations, you should, contrary to the usual advice, read the comments. Rev. Miles is there huffing and puffing and it is bloody hilarious.

  • StevoR

    They will next file lawsuit after lawsuit, continuously, until a court with a democrat judge complies with their wishes to make The Bible illegal, in homes, churches, schools, even in the trunk of the car. That is exactly the goal.

    A what now?

    Guess this pitiful fool ain’t never heard of oh ..some amendment or other, its in the United States Constitution, fairly early on, I think. Y’know that document one these dudes practically worship just like their bIbles and the flag. (Okay, er.. one or more flags sometimes maybe? Okay not quite as much as they worship the gun often. But somewhere in that doco with 2nd Amendment rights maybe thereabouts~ish.)

    Also who the fuck keeps a bible in their car trunk /boot and expects to read it there? Is that even a thing? And why there singled out so specifically not say car glovebox or on the backseat or .. in a mini-vans mini-bar or wherever?

    On the good side I guess Gideons in the hotel rooms are exempt (~ish?) because, hell, y’never know when those hotels forget their poo tickets and an alternative needs to be found close at hand! 5555

  • StevoR

    ^ Emphais added toteh quote becoz I think an ~ic is probaly intended -or not.

    But what did Australia’s now defunct Democrat party ( ever do to them? Let alone them being able to impose US Supreme Court Judges! (Worst they ever did was sorta help give us a GST decades ago back in Meg Lee’s day.)

  • rietpluim

    The Bible is a hate book.

  • dingojack

    OBTW – here is the original article. Hmm – what does the date on the article say? Let’s see – 10 July, 2008. 10:19am.

    Whew. After all that rigorous fact-checking I’m pooped!


  • dingojack

    Perhaps you-know-who’s Time Travel and Mind-Control Machine was involved.

    Thanks he-who-cannot-be-named!!!




    Stevo – perhaps they’ve got a (Don) Chipp on their shoulder… 😉

  • John Pieret

    Miles doesn’t even bother to tell his mouth-breathing audience that the suit was dismissed. But he gets on his high horse because he is called a liar. I guess he has never heard of a lie of omission.

  • StevoR

    2008! That’s nothing you should have been around in 1984! Back then we had it tough! Talking pigs rebelling everywhere and so many farmers killed by Big Brother live in the TV that told them what to do and sent them all to room 101 where the boot stomped their faces forever! And so much hate for Goldstein becoz .. Trotsky analogies and ice picks man!

    Lawsuits over bibles being thrown out of court! Lookshuri! Puuure luxury!

  • footface

    But at least this references that well-known Hate Book statute, where things are declared… Hate Books? Cause that’s a thing?

  • caseloweraz

    And even though this story turned out to be nonsense, he wants you to know that he’s still 100% right…

    And he’s doubling down just like Marianne Bernard over at Olive Branch Report. Four commenteros tried to tell her the story about the Pope was bogus. She refused to believe them bcause the Pope did say (accurately) that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. The right-wing rule: say anthing positive about Islam, you’re a jihadi apologist. The Pope can at least know that he’s in good company — President Obama occupies a similar position.

  • Add “pants on fire” and its not libel

  • xuuths

    Wait a second, since someone calling a minister a liar ISN’T a condition of it being libel, isn’t that a lie?