IT'S A FRACKIN’ CRACKER!
PZ Myers blog was noticed by Bill Donohue and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights:
MINNESOTA PROF PLEDGES TO DESECRATE EUCHARIST
Bill Donohue has asked his followers to harass Myers and the University of Minnesota President. Myers' reaction to this harassment can be found here:
Now I've got Bill Donohue's attention
Earlier today, Myers reported the following response to his criticism of the religious over-reaction from Donohue and the Catholic League:
Fight back against Bill Donohue!
Instead of "turning the other cheek," Myers blog commentary on the "cracker" incident has earned the following reaction:
So far today, I have received 39 pieces of personal hate mail of varying degrees of literacy, all because I was rude to a cracker. Four of them have included death threats, a personal one day record. Thirty-four of them have demanded that I be fired. Twenty-five of them have told me to desecrate a copy of the Koran, instead, or in some similar way offend Muslims, because — in a multiplicity of ironic cluelessness — apparently only some religious icons must be protected, and I would only offend Catholics because they are all so nice that none of them would wish me harm. I even have one email that says I should be fired, that the author would like to kill me, and that I only criticize because Catholics are so gentle and kind.Myers has also received death threats in the comments on his blog:
You're a fucking giant sized scumbag. I hope you die slowly and painfully. Cunt.And it's starting to get noticed outside the blogosphere and in the mainstream media:
Communion wafer held 'hostage' raises holy heck
And we're still waiting for the moderate religious voices to condemn threats of violence and economic harm over a cracker that wasn't eaten and the subsequent commentary about this uneaten cracker.