Friday, April 24, 2009

Shane Murphy, Freed Pirate Hostage Slams "Disgusting" Rush Limbaugh

I love this story!

From Huffington Post:

Shane Murphy, second-in-command aboard the ship seized by Somali pirates this month, is happy to be home. But he's not happy to be sharing turf with land-lubber Rush Limbaugh, who politicized the pirate affair by referring to the pirates as "black teenagers."

"It feels great to be home," said Murphy in an interview with WCBV in Boston. "It feels like everyone around here has my back, with the exception of Rush Limbaugh, who is trying to make this into a race issue...that's disgusting."

Limbaugh made the remark to suggest why President obama might have appeared preoccupied at church on the day of the operation to rescue the ship's captain, who was taken hostage by the pirates until Navy SEAL snipers shot them in a daring rescue effort.

"He was worried about the order he had given to wipe out three teenagers on the high seas," Limbaugh said. "Black Muslim teenagers."

"You gotta get with us or against us here, Rush," Murphy said. "The president did the right thing...It's a war.... It's about good versus evil. And what you said is evil. It's hate speech. I won't tolerate it."

Monday, April 20, 2009

This Week In Holy Crimes

Thanks to Joe and

Florida: Pastor James Harris arrested for filming high school football players having sex in return for the promise of NFL careers. Some say this has gone on for decades.
California: Father Antonio Cortes arrested for unlawful sexual behavior with a minor.
Kansas: Pastor Alfred White nearly beats woman to death in dispute over whether he fathered her baby.
West Virginia: Pastor Timothy Edmunds sentenced to 10-20 years for sexual assault of minor.
Arizona: Pastor Charles Carfrey charged with sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse, and running a crime syndicate.
California: Pastors Richard and Philip Cunningham (father and son) charged with embezzling over $1M from their church.
Delaware: Pastor Timothy McDorman arrested for rape and possession of child pornography.
Washington: Youth minister Bryce Record charged with molesting five girls and one boy ages 3-9 years old.
New York: Pastors Gregorio Gonzalez and Gerardo Bello charged with grand larceny and scheme to defraud in selling of bogus immigration papers.
Missouri: Pastor David Ballinger confesses to molesting two girls under 14.

This week's winner:
New York - Four ministers in the Queens-based Local Christian Assembly Church charged with defrauding congregants of $9.3M in an investment scam that "preyed on the elderly and disabled." The men of God spent their parishioners' millions on jewelry, vacations, designer clothes, and a $200,000 Bentley.