Mike Adams
The 2005-2006 academic year was, by far, the best I’ve had since moving to the front lines of the campus cultural wars. Several First Amendment victories were won this year by simply threatening federal litigation. Others are in the process of being litigated with prospects looking good.

On the heels of these positive developments, I have but one thing in mind: I want to turn up the heat further on these sorry bastards. (Author’s note: the term “bastard” does not refer to illegitimate children but, instead, to unprincipled college administrators).

Towards that end, DrAdams.org will be hiring its first permanent employee on June 15th. This person’s job will include oversight of a little initiative I call “Operation Cockroach.” This operation, which actually began last week, involves the following steps:

Removing religious fanatics from the Mike Adams readership.

Last week, I ran a series of columns on Mormonism. In the first installment, I voiced my refusal to buy into the notion that all Mormons are “cultists.” I also refused to say that all Mormons are “non-Christians.” For the most part, I received polite emails from those who disagreed. Those who, for example, wanted to argue that you can’t possibly be both Mormon and Christian usually began arguing with some variation of “I respectfully disagree and here’s why.” They generally ended arguments with some variation of “although we disagree, I eagerly await your future columns.”

But numerous anti-Mormon religious fanatics also wrote saying they had lost respect for me and would no longer read my columns. I thank God for the loss of that Kool-Aid sipping portion of my readership.

Among the Mormons, the response was predictable. Most wrote expressing thanks to me for taking the time to study The Book of Mormon and other credible sources about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). They also thanked me for relying solely on sources recommended by LDS members - carefully avoiding anti-Mormon hit pieces throughout my research. For the most part, those readers reminded me that the Mormons view the U.S. Constitution as divinely inspired. Many offered words of encouragement for my defense of the First Amendment – even after I criticized their religion. I consider them valuable allies against a common enemy.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.