Tuesday, April 18, 2006

What Would Jesus Charge?

Supreme Court declines Falwell Web appeal - Tech News & Reviews - MSNBC.com:

"Last year, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed and said Lamparello was free to operate his 'gripe site' about Falwell's views on gays at http://www.fallwell.com. Lamparello 'clearly created his Web site intending only to provide a forum to criticize ideas, not to steal customers,' the court said.

The Supreme Court has now refused to take Falwell’s appeal of that ruling.

Falwell's Web site, http://www.falwell.com, is more high-tech, with pictures of the minister and sales material for books and videos."

But to cricticise Falwell's ideas IS to steal his customers!

Or if we cannot take that as a given, we can certainly take the suit itself as validation of that assumption.

The problem with Falwell's ideas is they they cannot compete in a free marketplace of ideas - hence his continued attacks on critics. And the very wry observation on the part of the court, in a very narrow response to the issue indicates the Court was reacting to this as if it were, indeed, nothing more or less than a squabble between a pervayor of a substandard commercial product and a consumer critic.

It has long since ceased to amaze me that folks like Falwell cannot imagine how their rightious defence of The Faith are seen in such cynical illumination.

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Oh, right. I remember now. BTW does anyone know What Would Jesus Charge?

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