Starnes’ excuse to play Disney Debbie Downer couldn’t be more insignificant. As he claims in a FoxNews.com post, some youngster’s comment got blocked from the Disney website, ostensibly because it contained the word “God.” A 10 year-old answered a question about what she is thankful for by saying, “God, my family, my church and my friends.” According to Starnes, it wasn’t until the young lady removed the word “God” that her comment was accepted.
As Starnes ought to know, large websites often use automated screening features that block certain words in user comments. Whether because Disney’s program singled out the word “God” as a feature of spam or unwanted proselytizing or for some other reason, it’s pretty clear that it's not because Disney is anti-Christian. It could have just been some glitch that had nothing to do with the word.
In fact, Disney told Starnes that it did not deliberately block the word “God.” Starnes reported, way down in his column of outrage:
I reached out to Disney for an explanation. Their people tell me that God was not intentionally blocked from the channel’s website however at this point, they aren’t quite sure why it happened but they assured me they had a team working on it.
But for a guy who seems to look for reasons to feel resentful and promote grudges against anyone not quite as conservative and Christian-oriented as he is, that is no reason not to continue attacking Disney. Getting attention on FoxNews.com must be one of those burdens Starnes has to bear while spreading the word of God.
Starnes continued whining:
Disney certainly seems to be implying that thanking God is not nice. Well, neither is blocking the Almighty from a website.
…I do wonder what sort of message the Disney Channel is sending when they tell children that mentioning God in public is bad manners.
Starnes may even need to carry this outrage onto the Fox News airwaves, too.
I’m sure that’s just what Jesus would have wanted.
By the way, while he’s looking for decency on websites, he might want to take a look at the racist, murderous talk going on under his nose at Fox Nation. Or is wishing for lynchings in Ferguson A-OK so long as a site allows the word “God?”
(H/T Richard W.)
Read the brutal takedown here
NOTE TO TODDY
If you won’t talk about this little gem of an article we will. And we will tell conservatives why Fox “News” and you refuse to discuss that little matter.
Also, what some people might not realize is that VERY DEVOUT Jews object to the very word “God” in print as being disrespectful, if not blasphemous. And there are some incredibly devout Christians who feel the same way.
That’s pure unadulterated bullshit.
Christians are NOT persecuted for their faith. Nobody here cares about the faith or god of anyone. We all have both freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Deal with it.
Much more likely that someone on the development team slipped something by, just like some slipped a nude Jessica Rabbit by. So this doesn’t have to be official policy.
Still this site making an issue on Starnes giving coverage to this is trite. Many people would be rather ticked to see this message “Please be Nice” pop up when they weren’t trying to offend. So better to chalk this up to a lesson learned and watch how Disney addresses the issue cling to Starnes coat tails in the hope of getting some click throughs.
President Obama has declared war on God and christians.
Don’t be afraid.
Think of it as the Rapture you’ve been praying for.
Back when I went to church (and during my studies for confirmation in the UMC), I was taught that God was always with me, even when I didn’t think He was. And that He didn’t need constant mouthy praise—that what He really wanted was for me to remember Him in my heart. That silent (private) praise and worship was just as important as public in His eyes—and could be even more important if the public praise and worship seemed more intent on bringing attention to the human worshiper. The God I was taught about didn’t need anything from us human beings—He was omnipotent and omnipresent.
I’d hate to know what kind of church Toodles went to or currently attends if omission from a website causes Toodles to clutch his pearls so tightly.
To put it more succinctly: Toodles, God doesn’t need your help. And your thinking He does is nothing but sheer hubris.
As precedent, just ask yourself why O’Really and ALL of Fox are so against Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan oil. It’s because Fox is owned about 10% by Saudi oil.