Internet Goosing the Antithesis

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ABC 1, Jim Nugent 0

Jim Nugent is a coach in Childress, Texas. Jim Nugent recently watched some ABC Network programming. Jim Nugent then fired off a letter to ABC, letting them know what he thought of their programming:

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 Nugent

Jim cannot conceive of the possibility that it is the actual religious ideology of the 'dufus' of the office that makes him look like a whiner. Jim cannot conceive of the possibility that these anti-human and anti-freedom values found in that worthless Bible are what the problem is.

That is because Jim cannot see the forest for the trees. He prefers to think within the box rather than outside it. Whether that's due to oblivion, or thought-numbing happiness, or both, I can't tell. But obviously, Jim is incapable of actually evaluating the pseudo-values expressed in his doubleplusgood brainwashing Bible.

But wait, it gets better! Amazingly enough, the Webmaster for ABC replied to Jim! ABC had this to say:

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.

ABC! ABC! ABC! Wow, I think that ABC just became my new favorite station after The Science Channel. Actually, I never ever watch ABC (or much of any T.V. for that matter), but I just might have to take a look at The Practice sometime. This was just too fucking cool.

But Jim Nugent obviously cannot engage in any self-reflection, nor can he re-evaluate any of his premises. That would take too much independent thought, and require some of that dreaded "outside the box" thinking. Oh the horror! Instead, Jim decides to forward this email exchange between him and ABC to everyone he knows (that is how I eventually got a hold of it), as if he's making someone else look bad! And just to protect himself from the possibility of discovering the proverbial man behind the curtain, Jim decides to do a little bit of projecting, and fires a reply back 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 Nugent

Jim Nugent is now officially the village idiot of Childress, Texas. He fails to see that it was he who had a nerve hit by a fictional show that challenged his fairy-tale-based bigotry. It was Jim Nugent who had the harsh words to write, not ABC. For Jim is the one advocating bigotry, not ABC. And it is Jim who fails to see that those bigoted beliefs are what make both him and the fictional T.V. show characters look bad, not the writers of ABC.

A stupid bigot is still a stupid bigot, and that bigot will still look bad whether he coaches some dumb sport in some backwater hicktown, or has the most powerful job in the world. It is the message itself that determines the 'dufus' factor, not the messenger.

And perhaps the most deliciously ironic part about this whole thing is that Jim Nugent thinks that he is putting egg on ABC's face by spreading this email around! He sees not the beam in his own eye.

The meaning of this entire situation obviously went right over poor Jim's head. He is the one with egg on his face, and he is totally oblivious to it. Clearly, Jim could use a bit of that old out-of-the-box (aka out-of-the-Bible) thinking, and maybe he would finally realize what an oblivious, brainwashed, and bigoted moron he is.

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At 10/31/2006 3:41 PM, Blogger olly declaimed...

Holy shit Aaron, this is awesome!

YOu got a source, I want to read the original?


At 10/31/2006 5:08 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

Unfortunately, no. I deleted the email (it came to my work email account).

According to the net, there isnt any independent confirmation that this is real or a hoax, but it looks to me like it would be more likely to be real than not.

Besides, even if it is not real it is still a good example of bigotry in religious peoples minds.

If you search in Google for this, you will see it being reposted and championed at various religious and right-wing websites. They actually think its ammunition for THEIR side and the "ABC Gay Agenda" LMFAO!

At 10/31/2006 5:25 PM, Blogger olly declaimed...

LOL, I'm sure they do, the wanks.


At 11/01/2006 1:08 AM, Blogger ryan maddox declaimed...

Don't you see Aaron, ABC is a card carrying member of the Gay Mafia!..

Another victory for individualism!

At 11/01/2006 9:49 AM, Blogger olly declaimed...

@ryan maddox:

LOL, my wife loves the show Will & Grace (very well written)... there's an episode where one of the main characters (Jack) is convinced he's being stalked by the Gay mafia (who he describes as made up of waiters and sous chefs lol). There's a great scene at the end of the episode where his friend (Will), who doesn't believe the Gay mafia actually exists, comes face to face with the Godfather of the Gay mafia himself (none other than Elton John)...

Lol, anyway, that was a sidebar, but I just thought of something:

Why are all the fundy nutjob's convinced that ABC is 'obsessed with homosexuality', when NBC ran a show for 8 years that was about gay characters, and NBC's logo is a rainbow peacock?

LOL, just an observation.


At 11/01/2006 10:01 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

The Practice is basically the James Spader and William Shatner show. I seem to remember an episode not too long ago where James Spader defended someone's right to refuse to pay taxes if they don't like what the government is doing.

At 11/01/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Neil declaimed...

One thing I really have to give Disney credit for is the way in which they stand in opposition to ignorance and do so completely without apology. Their response to negative criticism has been consistantly "If you don't like it, that's too fucking bad!". Liberally paraphrased, of course.

This isn't the first time I've heard of Disney lashing back at conservative America. Good for them!

At 11/01/2006 4:48 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

I agree Mr. Niel.

I tend to like it alot better when people stand by their convictions, even if I disagree with said convictions.

Political Correctness is teh gayzor!

At 11/02/2006 2:46 PM, Blogger Inquisitor declaimed...

I actually grew up about 70 miles east of Childress. This type of bigotry is all too common in this part of the US. They are incapable of understanding how someone could be gay, so they dismiss it entirely. They cannot possibly put themselves into someone else's shoes.

I am conforted by the fact that they are a dying breed.

At 9/03/2007 6:49 AM, Blogger flyingfree declaimed...

You said "He sees not the beam in his own eye." Your source for this statement is full of priceless wisdom. But beware; the world will not understand you if you believe what it says.
See also John 6:45. Good day.

At 12/04/2008 7:15 PM, Blogger college girl declaimed...

I thought Jim Nugent's comments AND ABC's response were both stupid and insulting to both sides. If you don't agree with being gay, at least be respectful of those who do. If you aren't Christian, don't insult someone who is by telling them the bible is just a book of stories! (If you are representing ABC, you should't respond to a viewer's comments in such an immature, unprofessional manner.) In addition, there are Christians who support gay rights. And I definitely don't think Jesus would appreciate being called a "gay basher!"

At 5/18/2009 3:11 PM, Blogger Marcus declaimed...

This goes out to all of the liberals out there. You're the first ones to tout "Freedom of Speech!" Then again, you're the first ones to try and shut down those that believe or think differently from you. Conservatives are all bible thumping Jesus freaks and therefore, nothing they have to say or believe is relevant to today. WRONG! We aren't the minority and soon enough you'll recognize that. There are a lot of good (independent) books out there to remind us what this country was founded on, OPEN ONE! Your liberal, socialist agenda is going to have a hard time gaining ground if you continue to sound so uneducated and ridiculous. BTW, those of you calling people with convictions "Bigots" should look up the word. Take the plank out of your own eye before you try to remove the speck from mine (Bible reference for the ignorant).

At 12/09/2009 4:20 AM, Blogger Truth declaimed...

Why is it bigotry just because it is a different view/belief/opinion?

I have noticed that A LOT this year.

People that don't like/agree with Obama as president are racist, rednecks, right wing nut jobs or just plain ignorant.

People that don't agree with homosexuality are bigots and "gay bashers"

All the while the people on the other side of the fence are crying for differing beliefs to be respected WHILE they disrespect differing beliefs.

At 12/09/2009 4:27 AM, Blogger Truth declaimed...

Amen Marcus!

At 12/15/2009 11:11 AM, Blogger jf declaimed...

YouTube - One Nation Under God - Jon McNaughton

ck it out.... it may give some light on ABC comments regarding leaving God out and just using the constitution. Seems that person doesn't have a clue how that document was created. And if they follow their own comment they must then either believe God is the foundation for all of us or they are just calling themselves an idiot?

At 4/23/2011 6:45 PM, Blogger MarketMan declaimed...

You protest to loudly. Jim hit a nerve in you.



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