God leaves Stephen Green up shit creek

God leaves Stephen Green up shit creek June 27, 2008

Stephen “Birdshit” Green thought he was doing God’s work when he tried unsuccessfully to prosecute the BBC for blasphemy after it screened Jerry Springer: The Opera.
But his God evidently thought otherwise, for Green now faces bankruptcy over legal fees incurred as a result of his vindictive action.

Green’s website reveals that he has been saddled with a ‘”grotesque” costs order.
At a hearing a fortnight ago, the BBC’s Mark Thompson and Jonathan Thoday, producer of JSTO, were awarded costs totalling £90,000 against Green. The BBC’s solicitors were awarded £55,000 and Olswangs Solicitors, who acted for Thoday, got an order for £35,000.
The money was due to be paid yesterday, but Stephen Green is pleading poverty.
In a breathtaking display of effrontery, he has written to both Mark Thompson and Jonathan Thoday asking them to waive their costs “in the interests of goodwill and justice”.
Goodwill and justice? The bare-faced cheek of this vile Christian fanatic! This is the same individual who heads a nasty little outfit that BLACKMAILED a cancer charity into refusing money raised on its behalf by JSTO, and has repeatedly used harrassment and intimidation in its fanatical campaigns against JSTO and gay organisations it disapproves of.
Wailed Green:

Jerry Springer the Opera portrayed Jesus Christ as a nappy-wearing sexual deviant, who said he was ‘a little bit gay’. It called Mary a rape victim, said the birth of Jesus was because ‘the condom split’, ridiculed His wounds on the cross and the sacrament of Holy Communion, had God as an ineffectual old man who needed guidance from Jerry Springer and finished up with Springer as a counterfeit saviour of mankind who told Jesus to “Grow up for Christ’s sake and put some f***ing clothes on.
It should be enough for Mark Thompson and Jonathan Thoday that they got away with blasphemy, insulting God and the Lord Jesus Christ, at least in this life. For these rich, powerful men to pursue me into the bankruptcy courts over money I don’t have would be vindictive.

Green continued:

Mark Thompson earns well over twenty times as much in a year as I am worth. He could pay his own costs out of his inflated salary, and the BBC certainly would never notice the odd £55,000 alongside the money they squander on a daily basis.
Jonathan Thoday can easily afford to waive his costs as well. He lost £500,000 over the failed tour of Jerry Springer the Opera in 2006, and didn’t bat an eyelid, so he isn’t exactly short of money either. Seven years ago, in 2001, he featured in the Independent’s Media Rich List, with a personal fortune estimated then at £12million.
Quite simply, I do not have the money anyway, and will be certainly end up bankrupt if Thompson and Thoday decide to enforce these punitive costs.
How are people with limited means expected to bring actions of public importance against public bodies or wealthy people? It is outrageous that a public-spirited individual should be dissuaded from upholding standards of public decency in a public body because of the fear of adverse, grotesque costs orders.

UPDATE: July 16, 2008: “Birdshit” Green has now had a visit from the bailiffs who “served a statutory demand on him in respect of Mark Thompson’s costs of £55,000 in the Jerry Springer the Opera case”. Howled drama queen Green:

It’s the BBC demanding its pound of flesh.The demand could see me made bankrupt and homeless.

But despites his woes, Green still remains obsessed with homosexuality, and was spotted at the weekend outside St Mary’s in Putney, railing against gay bishop Gene Robinson.
The Guardian reported:

A lone campaigner stood outside St Mary’s church, Putney. Stephen Green, a haggard and unshaven figure, obsessed and weighed down by the wickedness of modern Britain, handed out leaflets warning of the consequences of same-sex love, while announcing to anyone who would listen: ‘Homosexuality and sexual immorality is all on a continuum with paedophilia, bestiality, adultery, child-sacrifice. You are saying it is all OK.’

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  • Valdemar

    I’m just going to pour myself a beer so I can cry into it…
    There. Now then, when exactly did Stephen Green arrive in his spaceship from the planet Equitron, where lawyer’s famously don’t charge ludicrous fees?
    What a stupid git. Truly the Lord moves in a mysterious way when he picks His representatives on Earth.

  • Valdemar

    Sorry apostrophe fans, that should have been ‘lawyers charge ludicrous fees’. Still true, though.

  • Ha! Barry must be loving this…but so we can all share in the Schadenfreude, go to YouTube, search for ‘Dipatches: In God’s Name’. Part 2, wind forward 1 min 18 seconds, and watch the odious little shit gloating over how “God has honoured us by visiting financial ruin on the producers [of Jerry Springer: The Opera]…”. So which god d’you think is responsible for your imminent financial ruin, Stephen?

  • Marcus

    “How are people with limited means expected to bring actions of public importance against public bodies or wealthy people?”
    Only in this freak’s fevered imagination is the stifling of free speech a matter of “public importance”.

  • barney

    This is merely a test for him.
    As he loses his house his family the food from his table, he will consider the trials of Job and thank the good lord, for the mercy he is being shown. Praise YHWH Stephen, he hath not forsaken ye. Apart from ramming the law so far up your arse that you cant get it out with a spoon.

  • Steve Green

    What a bleeding nutcase. And worst of all, the bastard has the same damn name as me – I outta sue! Hope he loses everything (yeah I’m vengeful, just like his sky-God) – it’ll serve him and his pathetic cause right.

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  • rachel foote

    a complete waste of time from beginning to end. a shame he doesn’t put as much effort into doing good works for the needy.
    personally i thought that jsto portrayed god as a bit of a dude.
    from someone proud to share freethinkers founders’ surname.

  • John Phillips, FCD

    Valdemar said “What a stupid git. Truly the Lord moves in a mysterious way when he picks His representatives on Earth.”
    Well from experience is obvious that his god does apparently really, really, and I mean really, love stupid people. Otherwise what other reason could there be for so many IDiots to claim to represent him 🙂
    I must admit that since hearing about this over on Pharyngula I am really, really, and I do mean really :), enjoying this IDiot for christ’s (i.e. Green) schadenfreude and possible bankruptcy over this. Maybe there is a dog after all 🙂

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  • Emmanuel

    It is indeed quite sad what the world as we know it has turned into. As i scrolled down reading each and every one of the comments above, I couldnt help but realise that we’re as far-stretched from the truth as possibly can and yet dont realise it. Stephen Green is a courageous man to speak out openly against modern day evils, as well as silly tv shows laying ridicule to the birth of Jesus and the circumstances sorrounding it (the same faith that prompts Christmas, which has become of course, a more commercial celebration). We stand throwing insults at some BBC presenters for insulting mortals through prank calls (as in the case of the Actor’s daughter), and yet we sit and laugh when God is made fun of. I feel sorry, more for the level of ignorance and stupidity shown by these comments, and urge those who made them to take out a few seconds of their day to reflect on the vehemence through which they go about prosecuting Christ.

  • Barry Duke

    What is sad, Emmanual, is to see people like you scurrying to the defence of a delusional, self-serving bigot who uses blackmail and low-level terrorist tactics in his tedious war against homosexuals and freedom of expression. What people like you need to realise is that religion – ALL religion – is purely a human invention, and as such should not be off-limits when it comes to trenchant criticism or, indeed, lampooning.