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September 22, 2006

Help Stop Those Who Want to Stop the Dead Woman Redux

Ok, this is a recycle post. I feel, though, that I must take drastic action, as I have received a larger than normal amount of bogus feel-good emails recently. Tonight it was Andy Rooney, a few days ago it was Civil War dad finds son on battlefield with the music to Taps in his pocket, a few days prior it was one of the Hillary Clinton lies, namely her refusal to meet with Gold Star Mothers. It goes on and on, with the grandaddy of course being the Madalyn Murray O'Hair story below.

Folks, truth is much, much more interesting, and moving, than fiction. So, check these things out at Snopes.

If you need a moving story that is true, check this one out about a Flight 93 hero and his daughter. Then there is this story about the difference a young girl can make.

Original Post:

Well, I got this email today asking me to help stop Madalyn Murray O'Hair and get the FCC to reject Petition Number 2493, which O'Hair and her atheist organization have put in front of the FCC to prevent Christian programming over the airwaves. Doctor Dobson wants all good Christians to help stop this threat to our freedom.

I'd love to help, but you see, this email is a hoax. It's been a known hoax for almost ten years (during which time Ms. O'Hair died). I was actually astounded to receive it, as I thought everybody knew this was a hoax.

Here's a good rule of thumb for emails. If you receive one that asks you to forward it on because of something outrageous that it is reporting to you, do yourself, and your potential recipients, a favor. Go visit, do a search on a prominent term in the email, and make sure it's not a hoax. Here is the Snopes entry on the O'Hair email.

A public service announcement by your friends at Stones Cry Out.

Posted by Mark at September 22, 2006 11:48 PM

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Tracked on September 23, 2006 11:55 AM


Thanks Mark for this. I've been in the Church broadcasting business for over 20 years and this has come up on and off for this entire time.

Online petitions, most if not all, are a waste of time and effort. One phone call directly to your own congressman will go much further in changing policy than 15,000 e-mails saying the exact same thing.

Posted by: Mark Triplett at September 23, 2006 10:57 AM

Amen! I have written several such "public service announcements" to my circle of email friends. It's amazing how gullible people are.



Posted by: Jo Bond at September 24, 2006 11:07 PM

Thanks for this "public service announcement". I have written several such notices to my circle of gullible email friends. Truth matters.


Posted by: Jo Bond at September 24, 2006 11:10 PM

Sorry for the duplication...thought the first one didn't go.

(Bears repeating!)


Posted by: Jo Bond at September 24, 2006 11:13 PM