Advanced Jesus-whooping in Kearny

November 15, 2006

Yesterday we had a warm, friendly conversation about a little situation in the New Jersey town of Kearny, where a Christianist disguised as a high school history teacher has apparently turned his classroom into a venue for Jesus-whoopin’ and telling students who disagree with him or displease him that their one-way ticket to Hell is punched and ready for use.

Today I’m happy to see one of the local prints taking an interest in this story. I’d be even happier if this two-bit Torquemada were subjected to some kind of disciplinary action. That way everybody could be happy. The kid whon exposed him would be vindicated, the school that disciplined him would regain credibility, the teacher would be confirmed in his wingnut martyrdom complex, and Bill O’Reilly and John Gibson would have fresh fodder for their rants about secularism and the persecution of Christians. 

That’s what I’d call a win-win situation, and just in time for Christmas, too.


8 Responses to “Advanced Jesus-whooping in Kearny”

  1. geoff Says:

    I stood in front of the Mencken House last night, which used to be a city museum but was closed years ago. There’s a life-sized cardboard cutout of a scowling Henry Louis in the window. I think he’s scowling because I told him about your Kearny post from yesterday.

  2. Steven Hart Says:

    He’s been scowling like that for years — ever since that twit R. Emmett Tyrell started ripping off his style.

  3. geoff Says:

    But even while scowling he has a mischievous twinkle in his eye!

  4. Bill Bowman Says:

    I thought you were a Tyrell fan, way back when …

  5. Steven Hart Says:

    I liked Tyrrell way way way back in the 1980s when the American Spectator was a very lighthearted and readable conservative magazine. Over the years it mutated into a winger rag, and the anti-Clinton jihad certified that it was no longer a magazine worth paying attention to. Tyrrell’s writing decayed into brain-dead Mencken imitations in the service of people Mencken wouldn’t have allowed anywhere near him.

  6. Chucky Says:

    Jim Gearhart brought up the Kearny story this morning on New Jersey 101.5.

  7. DBK Says:

    Latest report is that there was disciplinary action, but they won’t say what that means.

  8. Bill Bowman Says:

    Something happened to those lighthearted wingers when Clinton became president. It was as if the sensibility switch in their brains was suddenly switched off, and they all became mouth-frothing lunatics.

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