When the queer preacher warns against substituting “textual authoritarianism” for “authentic spiritual experience” here is what he is saying: It is fun to take out the parts of the Bible you don’t like and substitute your own personal feelings.
Obviously, what queer preachers like the Reverend Dr. Stewart really want is to play the role of God. And when the queer preacher speaks of the irresponsibility of “textual authoritarianism” in the “pastoral context” you know this is precisely what he means: After we fire all of the counselors and teachers who disagree with us, we will target the preachers who disagree with us, too.
Of course, the queer preacher from West Virginia was not going to confine himself to just writing me one nasty little missive. He had to write all of the professors in my department as well as everyone in the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences to suggest that I should be fired from UNCW. Here’s the full text of his email – written under the subject line “Mike Adams’ hate speech insults UNC”:
I trust you are aware of the egregiously misinformed hate speech of Mike S. Adams, a UNC faculty member in Criminology. Is this the sort of university representative you take pride in? I hope this dinosaur hasn't got tenure--it's a shame he's teaching at all.
Christopher B. Stewart, PhD Christopher.Stewart@mail.wvu.edu
There is no mention of how I was “misinformed” about the Alliance Defense Fund lawsuit that was the subject of the now infamous “Fat Lesbians on Crack” article. Nor is there any attempt to explain how my defense of a black woman who has lost her job at the hands of the Gaystapo constitutes “hate speech.” I guess it just means he hates to hear me speak.
Of course, this tenured dinosaur from North Carolina is not going to be intimidated by a queer preacher from West Virginia. In fact, I plan to write him this afternoon to tell him where to insert his textual authoritarianism. And I hope you’ll join me in writing the queer preacher to let him know that Americans are getting sick and tired of the Gaystapo and its Nazi tactics.
After I’m done writing I plan to make a donation to the Boy Scouts of America. Then I’ll roast a weenie in Christopher Stewart’s honor.