I work with a number of anti-Christian bigots at UNC-Wilmington. But few are as angry and irrational as Gary Faulkner – a leftist “non-theist” who shows (publicly) why sociologists are considered by so few people to be legitimate scientists.
Faulkner’s defenders have complained bitterly about the use of his name in one of my previous columns. But since Faulkner has attacked other members of our university community – specifically, a conservative member of our Board of Trustees – in his Letters to the Editor, he must play by the rules he has already established. Plus, Christian students need to be warned in order to avoid Faulkner’s classes.
The contents of Faulkner’s most recent Letter to the Editor are reproduced below in their entirety – in order to avoid accusations that I am taking Faulkner “out of context.” My remarks are interspersed in order to add a degree of levity and intelligence to the situation:
“I noted with interest the comments of the conservative pundits on the tragic earthquake in Haiti. Pat Robertson's appalling take on the situation claims that the Haitian people are in a sense getting their comeuppance for supposedly ‘making a deal with the devil’ to gain their independence from France centuries ago.”
Faulkner here plays a game that reveals his fundamental nature as a bigot. By identifying the dumbest remark by a conservative Christian – in connection with the tragedy in Haiti – he attempts to lead readers to the conclusion that all conservative Christians are equally stupid. This is sort of like the MSM going to an annual NRA convention and only interviewing people without teeth.
Faulkner once wrote a Letter to the Editor of the same paper in which he criticized hunters in Alaska for shooting wolves from helicopters. This was done because packs of wolves were attacking the moose population in Alaska. Rather than seeing it as unfair to the moose - that they were attacked by packs of wolves - Faulkner sympathized with the wolves. The problem of course, is that if the wolves do not die then the moose will. If the wolf population is not controlled then people in Alaska will have nothing to eat.
Faulkner, after sympathizing with the wolf over the human, then, in the same letter, took a shot at Sarah Palin for her opposition to abortion rights. So Faulkner supports the sanctity of wolf life over the sanctity of the starving human or the unborn fetus.