Friday, July 11, 2008

"No One Here But Us Non-Bigots"

Just remember, there is no such thing as anti-Catholic bigotry among the Left:

Paul Zachary Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota Morris, has pledged to desecrate the Eucharist. He is responding to what happened recently at the University of Central Florida when a student walked out of Mass with the Host, holding it hostage for several days. Myers was angry at the Catholic League for criticizing the student. His post can be accessed from his faculty page on the university’s website.

Here is an excerpt of his July 8 post, “It’s a Frackin’ Cracker!”:

“Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers?” Myers continued by saying, “if any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I’ll show you sacrilege, gladly, and with much fanfare. I won’t be tempted to hold it hostage (no, not even if I have a choice between returning the Eucharist and watching Bill Donohue kick the pope in the balls, which would apparently be a more humane act than desecrating a goddamned cracker), but will instead treat it with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse, all photographed and presented here on the web.”


Two points:

A) Imagine the reaction had a Prof. made similar statements directed at Islam instead of Catholicism.

B) How could anyone be certain that a person holding such hateful opinions could treat students fairly?

It is becoming clearer that universities in this country have become a haven for tenured bigots.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I notice you haven't put in a link to the original post, just a heavily edited quotation.

PZ is pissed because the kid has received death threats over a piece of unleavened bread.

People are more important than things. You cannot hold a commonplace object hostage. Nor can you steal something that someone voluntarily gave you. The decision to spit or swallow belongs to the owner of the mouth not the hand that put the cracker in.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

Oh puhleeeeeeeese,

"if any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I’ll show you sacrilege, gladly, and with much fanfare. I won’t be tempted to hold it hostage (no, not even if I have a choice between returning the Eucharist and watching Bill Donohue kick the pope in the balls, which would apparently be a more humane act than desecrating a goddamned cracker)"

That is neither:

A) "hevily edited", or
B) Open to the suggestion that there is a "context" that can redeem it.

If he wants to go after the assholes who issued the death threats that is one thing, but that is EXACTLY who he doesn't address. It is exactly what bigots do. Bigots against blacks pick an example of bad behavior by a member of that group and then attribute that behavior to all members of the group.

Bigots are bigots, plain and simple. Don't like it? Good, then I suggest not being one.