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Jingoistic response to an Arkansas Believer [allegedly from ABC]
Episcoblog ^ | 10/29/2006 | Bp. Leo Michael

Posted on 10/29/2006 7:52:28 AM PST by sionnsar

Got this email from one of our parish members and also listed here: if what is said is true, apparently there are some websites claiming its veracity, then those responsible are required to be more sensitive to the ethos of the viewers, their Christian faith and belief and reconsider their propoganda and their resonse to the individual concerned.

My name is Jim Neugent. I wrote to ABC (on-line) concerning a program called "THE PRACTICE." In last nights episode, one of the lawyer's mothers decided she is gay and wanted her son to go to court and help her get a marriage license so she could marry her 'partner.' I sent the following letter to ABC yesterday and really did not expect a reply, but I did get one.

My original message was:

ABC is obsessed with the subject of homosexuality. I will no longer
watch any of your attempts to convince the world that homosexuality is OK. ' THE PRACTICE' can be a fairly good show, but last night's program was so typical of your agenda. You picked the 'dufus' of the office to be the one who was against the idea of his mother being gay, and made him look like a whiner because he had convictions. This type of mentality calls people like me a "gay basher." Read the first chapter of Romans (that's in the Bible) and see what the apostle Paul had to say about it.... He, God and Jesus were all 'gay bashers'. What if she'd fallen in love with her cocker spaniel? Is that an alternative life style? (By the way, the Bible speaks against that, too.)
--Jim Neugent
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Here is ABC's reply from the ABC on-line webmaster:

How about getting your nose out of the Bible (which is ONLY a book of stories compiled by MANY different writers hundreds of years ago) and read the declaration of independence (what our nation is built on), where it says "All Men are Created equal," and try treating them that way for a change! Or better yet, try thinking for yourself and stop using an archaic book of stories as your lame crutch for your existence. You are in the minority in this country, and your boycott will not affect us or our freedom of statement .
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(My note:if the above is true true then it is to be condemned. That's JINGOISM It is an arrogant attitude that we have the wherewithal and therefore we can say it all. That's BTW. Now back to Jim Neugent's correspondence)

Jim Neugent's second response ! To ABC:

Thanks for your reply. >From your harsh reply, evidently I hit a
nerve. I will share it with all with whom I come in contact. Hopefully,
the Arkansas Democrat Newspaper will include it in one of their columns
and I will be praying for you.
- -Jim Neugent

How far can liberalism infringe on the rights of conscientious followers of their faith!

TOPICS: Religion & Culture; Skeptics/Seekers
[Not sure about this either, but here you are... --sionnsar]
1 posted on 10/29/2006 7:52:31 AM PST by sionnsar
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To: Gamecock

Um. According to the page you linked, it's true -- if old, dating back to 1999.

3 posted on 10/29/2006 8:09:15 AM PST by sionnsar (††|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: sionnsar
Um, opps. My bad, I obviously didn't read it closely enough.
4 posted on 10/29/2006 8:15:59 AM PST by Gamecock
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To: sionnsar
My first thought was that this was another "Urban Legend" and was fictitious. But, confirms it to be true, thus another indicator that it may well be true. Here is the Snopes link:

The Practice: Response to Letter

5 posted on 10/29/2006 9:08:18 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Liberals would let Mark Foley be a Boy Scout leader.)
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