Bartholemew sent the information about what is going on in Indian River Schools in Deleware, where a Jewish family has been so badly harrassed that they had to leave town, to Jesus’ General, who naturally ran with it (for those who don’t know, Jesus’ General is sort of the Stephen Colbert of the blogosphere, but specifically targeting the religious right, which makes for amusing satire). He sent a message to Nedd Kareiva, the STACLU founder, who actually published the address and phone number of the Jewish family in the midst of that harrassment:
Dear Mr. Kareiva,
Please allow me to be the first to thank you and the staff of Stop The ACLU for all you did to make the Indian River Pogrom such a resounding success. It isn’t easy to run a Jewish family out of town in these politically correct times. Usually, they just hunker down, hiding behind antiquated interpretations of the Constitution and the good will of those who wrongly believe that non-Christians are entitled to all of the benefits of citizenship.
But this time, the family fled, and I think you deserve partial credit for making that happen. After all, you did publish their name, address, and phone number on your web site (see screen cap below) as part of your “Expose ACLU Plaintiffs” project. It certainly wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that such information gave people the tools they needed to drive the Dobrich family from their home.
Predictably, Kareiva missed the joke completely. He replied:
Pogrom? I’m not sure I want to call it that. That is not an appropriate term, however, I am pleased that we had an effect in this case. We have others we want to put up on the site to shame them but have not gotten around to it. And I’m not so sure I can take credit for it. However, if an ACLU speaker was booed, that’s music to my ears.
Not only is he happy to have helped drive a Jewish family from their home under threats of violence, he’s got plans to do it to others as well. Praise the Lord, indeed. What would Jesus do?