Skip to comments.Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)
Posted on 12/05/2005 8:13:08 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht
Mirecki hospitalized after beating
By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact)
Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005
Douglas County sheriffs deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists.
Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the headlines in recent weeks. Mirecki
I didnt know them, but Im sure they knew me, he said.
Mirecki said he was driving to breakfast when he noticed the men tailgating him in a pickup truck.
I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind, he said. They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.
He said the men beat him about the upper body with their fists, and he said he thinks they struck him with a metal object. He was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Im mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots, he said.
Douglas County Sheriffs Officials are classifying the case as an aggravated battery. They wouldnt say exactly where the incident happened, citing the ongoing investigation
The sheriffs department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves, and both wearing jeans. They were last seen in a large pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS or the sheriffs office at 841-0007.
Mirecki recently wrote online that he planned to teach intelligent design as mythology in an upcoming course. He wrote it would be a nice slap in the big fat face of fundamentalists.
The remarks caused an uproar, Mirecki apologized, and KU announced last week the class would be canceled.
Rev. Al Sharpton/Tawana Brawley cast call.
Someone should check to see whether he was seen at any
local bondage or S&M clubs before jumping to conclusions. [sarcasm]
Stupid move #1
and I made the mistake of getting out
Stupid move #2
"I don't know that I wish him well. If he is spewing and spreading anti-religious hatred, I say he deserved it."
Yes, brother! Preach it! That heathen professor deserved to be beaten in Jesus' name! Hope these two saints visit him tomorrow and cap the heathen's a$$ to show him how merciful and loving God is.
Professor Kerri Dunn vandalized her own car and then led student protests against "hate". It didn't take long for the police to uncover that the vandalism was Dunn's own handiwork.
What I'm saying is, I think this professor Mirecki beat himself up.
Thanks for the ping!
"Who is the woman?"
She is Elaine Pagels
He lives in town and the closest rural road from his house to IHOP is 31st street and that is a a four lane pot holed mess that is the "bypass" for 10 highway.
Wonder if a publican stopped to help him.
Thanks. Not who I thought it was.
The two perps he speaks of? Probably a sock and a bar of soap. Just flip it back at himself and he could beat himself up pretty good that way.
Hmm...A new definition for "soapbox"!
I'd bet he was beat up by his girlfriend. If two men beat him with a "metal object", he wouldn't be talking to anybody right now.
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