“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Monday, August 11, 2008

PZ Myers' Reaction: 1,300,000 vs. 6,000

To align every one's scorecard, let's review the scope of organizations that have alerted their membership to PZ Myers' sacrilege so they can contact UMM Chancellor Johnson's office:

Critical of PZ Myers' bigotry#; stating he should be fired*:
American Life League* - 300,000 members
The Catholic League* - 350,000 members
The National Catholic Register# 70,000-100,0000 Readership
St. Cloud, MN Diocese* 150,000 Members
Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas that read Ron Dreher's column* 500,000
Christian Anti-Defamation Commission* ?
Confraternity of Catholic Clergy# 600 members
Totaling over +1.3 Million people

For PZ Myers' bigotry:
Myers' friend, Annie Laurie Gaylor, at the family-operated Freedom of Religion Foundation: Per their 2005 report: "6,000 members and growing..."

There was a recent comment from the UM-Morris that the majority of the contacts to the university have been against Myers. ...YA' THINK???

6 comments:

magi said...

Freedom of speech, my eye.

When university supporters begin to excercise their freedom of closing their wallets, watch how swiftly those codes of conduct kick into play.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if all these articles have been sent to the powers that be at UMM? I have been wondering how the Catholic Students (and their parents) at UMM have reacted? Will they take his classes now? Maybe we will find out when school starts again.
~Mary

Dan said...

There is much anti-Catholic hatred in the world. I firmly believe that P.Z. has instigated much of the recent 'copy-cat' attacks. For instance, one can find many ant-Catholic video clips on the web now.

I suggest everyone who is shocked by an educator and professor acting in the way that P.Z. Myers did - contact the UMM and stop all financial support.

Alycin said...

I wonder what's taking so darn long.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a theory as to why the university refuses to cut Myers loose?

I'm thinking, 'lawsuit.' Not to mention unspoken agreement with him.

2-D Man said...

Quite the conspiracy theorist you are, Anonymous. Yes, the university does have an agreement with Myers. It's not unspoken, though. It's called a contract. Breaking those does tend to result in lawsuits.