News From Around The Blogosphere 12.7.10

1. Age of Autism’s latest repulsive behavior – Elyse from Skepchick led the recent letter writing campaign that successfully persuaded AMC theaters not to run an anti-vaccine “PSA” from SafeMinds and Age of Autism that attempted to mislead the public by spreading false fears about the flu vaccine. Age of Autism didn’t like that, so instead of challenging the refutations against their propaganda with facts (because they can’t), they decided to launch a vitriolic character attack on Elyse herself with thinly veiled threats on her life on their Facebook page. Read the comments yourself  in all their sickening glory.

2. First Amendment activist vindicated in court after roughed up – Last April, Mitch Kahle of the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church protested a prayer being conducted at a meeting of the Hawaii State Legislature. He was then pulled outside and physically assaulted. He was then charged with disorderly conduct for his peaceful protest in defense of the Constitution. But now a judge has found him not guilty.

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One Response to News From Around The Blogosphere 12.7.10

  1. Sane Mom says:

    Ugh. Some masochistic compulsion led me to read all those AoA comments. What a bunch of stupid assholes. I was particularly struck by the atrocious spelling and grammar errors in nearly every post. In my experience, people who can’t write clearly are often incapable of clear thought.

    I’m grateful to Elyse for taking one for the team–somebody has to stand up to these bullies and I honestly don’t know if I would have the courage, especially knowing that skeptics’ children are considered fair game by these fuckwads.

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