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Thomas Peters Update

Rob Tisinai

March 22nd, 2013

I’m trying to come up with some sort of pun using the term “facts evasion.” Because, you know, it sounds a bit like “tax evasion,” right? Right? No?

Anyway.

After posting my conversation with NOM’s Communications Director Thomas Peters yesterday, I alerted him to its existence:

In response, he blocked me.

That’s probably the sensible move for him, on a number of levels. But it does nothing to change my judgment that Thomas’ primary strategy for dealing with inconvenient reality is simply to ignore it. Once again, it seems NOM is guilty of facts evasion.

No? Still no? Really?

I might need some help with that one.

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StraightGrandmother
March 22nd, 2013 | LINK

LOL! He can block you all he wants, that is the first sign of tyranny suppression of speech.

Doesn’t matter, I have faith that the Regnerus Paper will be RETRACTED.

Hunter
March 22nd, 2013 | LINK

If you’ve ever seen any videos of those (admittedly rare) occasions when Tony Perkins has been challenged on one of his false assertions, the reaction is the same: try to ignore it, and if that doesn’t work, change the subject.

Dave H
March 22nd, 2013 | LINK

I like “facts evasion.”

You could also say that people from these various wingnut organizations are living on a “fact-free diet.”

Bill T.
March 22nd, 2013 | LINK

The average NOMnut is not known for its truthiness.

Priya Lynn
March 22nd, 2013 | LINK

I think “facts evasion” works well, even sounds similar to “tax evasion”.

Richard Rush
March 22nd, 2013 | LINK

True story:

About nine months ago I was approaching a deadline for providing some information to a state government office. I faxed it, and they said they didn’t receive it. Same thing the second time. Then, as they say, the third time is the charm.

I called it Fax Evasion.

Jamie O'Neill
March 22nd, 2013 | LINK

Remember when the NOM crowd were saying, Just because we post something doesn’t mean we agree with it? That’s a kind of fact loophole.

DN
March 23rd, 2013 | LINK

SGM, as much as I agree with you basically all the time, it’s not a violation of freedom of speech until an agent of the government shuts down speech. Just a friendly reminder :)

Regan DuCasse
March 24th, 2013 | LINK

On their websites and FB pages NOM, FRC, ILI…We Can Defend Marriage…ALL their cohorts.
They will delete and block and ban most dissenting views, facts and information. They call it ‘troll banning’. Even after I put out some pleas and assurances about respectful interaction and deletions and bans and what about free speech, no sale.
Any forums THEY can control, rank hypocrisy will prevail.
I can say in all honesty and generalize that these are people who truly can’t think intelligently, nor spontaneously and don’t WANT to be informed about what’s going on in the real world. So “facts evasion” is an EXCELLENT way of putting their behavior.
It’s not hard to call them out. Not just on how stupid they are, but on how arrogant. They, after all, use the Bible and religious belief as a substitute for actual character and intelligence. None of which is their own original thought. They are using quotes after all. THEY didn’t write any of it.
But they put themselves up as if such deep thinkers and morally more thoughtful and capable than the rest of us mere mortals.
Until you do nail them on question that’s actually very simple, and a person of good character and decency would know in a second.
And they choose to not answer, they ignore it. And then they delete the question.
Only proving they aren’t what THEY think they are.
We all know how often we get accused of hating God, Christians and Christianity…just by challenging these people on their arrogance and phoniness and lying.
In truth, we know GOOD Christians when we see them.
And THAT is what they don’t want anyone else to find out.

And these are the people who think they deserve to be in control of other people’s lives?

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