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WashPost Columnist: Christians Spew the Most ‘Hateful Internet Speech’
Newsbusters ^ | 7/19/2014 | Katie Yoder

Posted on 07/19/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT by markomalley

Everyone is exactly who he or she says on the internet – at least according to one Washington Post writer. That conclusion is her rationale to say Christians are awful people.

Sally Quinn, Washington Post columnist and OnFaith founder, claimed that, “When it Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst.” In her July 17 article, Quinn examined a white-supremacist site and comments on her articles to conclude that Christian “haters” “need a place to unleash their dark sides.”

For her introduction, Quinn pointed at white-supremacist Stormfront to note how the site targeted others: 39 percent Jews, 33 percent blacks, 13 percent Hispanics, 11 percent Muslims and 3 percent other. “This led me to surmise that many of the haters are white Christians,” she said. The perfect example! Find a fringe hate site and blame it on Christians. She clearly didn't spend any time at left-wing sites.

When she founded OnFaith eight years ago, Quinn lamented how, “the first hate emails I received were horrible.” She explained: “I can’t tell you how many people wrote in to say that I was a whore and a slut and so much worse that I can’t even write it here. And these all came from Christians.” 

“If they are anonymous,” she argued, “they can be the worst versions of themselves.” Or, you know, imposters. Quinn didn’t concede that.

Although almost anyone can be a “Christian,” according to a previous comment by Quinn. As one of the “five lessons” she learned as an editor, she once listed “God is what you or I or anyone else says God is.”

But she did search for an answer. “I talked to Christian theologians, pastors, and scholars because I truly didn’t understand where all this Christian hatred was coming from.” She concluded, “Perhaps they have bought into the popular notion that Christians are the new religious victims in this country.” Just a "notion," mind you.

She continued, “Maybe they feel guilty about their own sins. Maybe they are afraid of going to hell. Maybe they are frustrated because they have to actually act like Christians in real life and need a place to unleash their dark sides.”

As a result, she found “a big difference between being Christian and following the teachings of Jesus.” “In fact, sometimes those two things can be polar opposites, she stressed, because “our Christian haters clearly paid little attention to Jesus.”

Although she admitted receiving “atheist hate mail” of “more intellectual persuasion,” she has never received “any personal hate mail from a Jew, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a pagan, an agnostic, or a humanist.”

Quinn overflows with Christian charity herself – from blaming Christians for a military culture of sexual assault to claiming Pope Francis “could possibly have been involved in a scandal.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anotherstudy; antichristian; dnctalkingpoints; hypocrite; hysteria; liberalbigot; onfaith; projection; rapeculture; religiousleft; sallyquinn; stormfront; waronchristianity; waronreligion; waronwomenmeme; yellowjournalism

1 posted on 07/19/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
I suggest she draw a cartoon of Mohammed if she thinks Christians are the most hateful :)
2 posted on 07/19/2014 7:59:01 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: markomalley

Another deranged leftist journalist weighs in.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 8:00:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: TexasFreeper2009
“I suggest she draw a cartoon of Mohammed if she thinks Christians are the most hateful :) “

Very succinct, and very powerful post.

4 posted on 07/19/2014 8:00:25 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: markomalley
feh...
5 posted on 07/19/2014 8:01:48 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: markomalley

I think that the phrase “Christian haters” should apply to people like Sally Quinn who hate Christians.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 8:02:04 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: markomalley

Stormfront is her evidence? Guess she’s never read more mainstream Democrat sites like DU!


7 posted on 07/19/2014 8:03:14 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: markomalley
Those bigoted, cultist, superstitious, hating Christians are EVIL! < /sarcasm pointed at liberal hypocrites >
8 posted on 07/19/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: markomalley

This woman wasn’t surfing the internet and ‘low and behold’ ran across a hate site. She was given the information by a handler who had an agenda.

Hey Sally Quinn - most of us would be more than happy to point you in the direction of left wing hate sites... Also, if you want to do this right, check with the FBI and find out how many of those ‘haters’ on the right are undercover cops working the political gig for Obama. Now THAT’S real hate...


9 posted on 07/19/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: markomalley

What an intellectual lightweight. Did she go to the Daily Kos or Huff Post - or even comments following articles at the WP and NYT? If you want to see hate, it is there in plain view. To a liberal/democtrat, any speech with which they disagree is hate speech.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 8:05:15 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Sally Quinn is a drunken adulteress who screwed her way to celebrity status.

She was the mistress of married Post editor Ben Bradlee.

Later on, she was a morning host on CBS TV where in an article she admitted to getting regularly drunk with co-host Hughes Rudd after their show.

Only because of her relationship with her husband Bradlee is this ageing slut allowed to have a column in the Post.
The rest of her time is giving or going to parties.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 8:05:48 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: jjotto

I would consider anyone who is a Stormfronter to by definition not be a Christian.

That is, of course, by my definition, but I have plenty of scriptural arguments to back up that definition. Stormfront is based on racism and racialism. The Bible contains zero of either. The Bible writers just didn’t care about such things.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 8:06:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: markomalley
Tell her to walk around in a middle-eastern country dominated by muslims, in western dress, unaccompanied by her husband, without wearing a burkqa, or a hijab. She'll find out really fast what the definition of “hateful” really means.
13 posted on 07/19/2014 8:09:28 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: markomalley

So, of course her logic follows that God hates women.

14 posted on 07/19/2014 8:10:22 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: markomalley

She can always move to Iraq and join ISIS.

They feel the same way about Christians.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 8:10:24 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Sherman Logan

Not to mention that Stormfront probably has only a few hundred real users. There are probably more government spooks and leftist snitches there than there are true Stormfront believers.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 8:10:32 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: markomalley

“that Christian “haters” “need a place to unleash their dark sides.”

Yes its apparent she is a Christian hater. Probably hates Jews too.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: markomalley

Sally Quinn. IMO, THE DC Liberal Politician Fluffer socialite.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 8:12:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: markomalley
Quinn examined a white-supremacist site

This is an example when a reporter narrows their research too much and uses it to make a broad brush conclusion on the community as a whole...


19 posted on 07/19/2014 8:12:10 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: skeeter
Sally Quinn, Washington Post columnist and OnFaith founder, claimed that, “When it Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst.”

Fifth-columnist Sally Quinn exceeds that with this leftist hate speech of hers as she does obeisance to the Liberal Lie: "All beliefs are to be tolerated except those that are not tolerant."

20 posted on 07/19/2014 8:13:35 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: markomalley

what an objective piece of ‘journalism’ on display.
No agendas
No attacks
No twisted opinions
No cherrypicking
Just the “facts”


21 posted on 07/19/2014 8:13:47 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: markomalley
her rationale to say Christians are awful people.

Fallacy of hasty generalization:

Just because a few individuals belonging to a certain category have a certain characteristic does not mean that all members of the category have that characteristic.

Conclusions should not be drawn too quickly based on insufficient evidence.

22 posted on 07/19/2014 8:17:57 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: markomalley
Yeah, you see those nasty Christians running amok everywhere, beheading people, flying airplanes into buildings, bombing busses and subways, murdering children in movie theaters, and forcing peaceful adherents of other faiths to convert or die.

And look at how they vicitimize poor homosexuals, who just want to be left in peace to parade naked through the streets and bugger each other in bus station bathrooms.

Then there are the xenophobic racists who insist that the swarms of innocent children pouring across our southern border should actually be forced to obey our laws, not infect our native children, and be returned to their own countries and families. How callous can these Christians be?

Thanks for that enlightening article, Sally. It's so refreshing to read a columnist who has the courage to criticize Christianity. It's something one almost never sees these days.

23 posted on 07/19/2014 8:19:12 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Gaffer

LOL. You probably ought to define “fluffer” for the great unwashed who might not have a clue. Pretty accurate description you provide though.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 8:25:03 AM PDT by miele man
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To: darkwing104

Quinn is not a reporter.


25 posted on 07/19/2014 8:28:12 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: markomalley

“Hateful” = does not endorse baby killing or sexual deviancy


26 posted on 07/19/2014 8:28:46 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Gaffer

LOL. You probably ought to define “fluffer” for the great unwashed who might not have a clue. Pretty accurate description you provide though.


27 posted on 07/19/2014 8:29:11 AM PDT by miele man
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To: markomalley

“Christians Spew the Most ‘Hateful Internet Speech’”

She was going to come to this conclusion before she did any “research”.

She uses a white supremacist website to represent all Christians - never mind the dubious conclusion that there is anything Christian about white supremacists.

I am virtually certain she hasn’t done ANY “research” into Islam - you know...those wonderful, loving beheaders of anything non-muslim.


28 posted on 07/19/2014 8:34:41 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: oldbill

Sally will call me a hateful Christian, but since she and her hubby got really, really old, they’ve been kicked off the Washington A list - which has been ceded to others - I want to say Margaret Carlson or somebody. So she’s got time on her hands to worry about online hate groups.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 8:42:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Castigar
Of course she has done research into Muslims/Islam the cult of Satan.
There's just to much in Islam she agrees with, like the way they treat women.

Islam kills and the MSM fears them. Christians don't so there is no fear.
If the actions of each religion were reversed they would certainly be
condemning Islam, but like bullies they go after the easy prey who will
not strike back.

30 posted on 07/19/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: markomalley

I bet she purports to believe that jihadists are just some fringe element, and that Islam is really a “a religion of peace”.


31 posted on 07/19/2014 8:50:28 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: darkwing104

It’s not accidental either, it’s intentional. She could go to a random Muslim site and find more solidarity in hatred.


32 posted on 07/19/2014 8:52:12 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Castigar

A good many of the stormfront types are paganists or Odinists, and oppose Christianity as “soft” and “weak”.


33 posted on 07/19/2014 8:54:29 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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I’m guessing she’s never looked a the “Democratic Underground” Forum. I haven’t been there for awhile, but I’ve always come away feeling the need for a shower.


34 posted on 07/19/2014 8:56:10 AM PDT by lrdg
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I suggest she draw a cartoon of Mohammed if she thinks Christians are the most hateful :)

Well since she believes that everyone that posts on the internet is who they say they are................I think it would be okay if someone else posted a cartoon of mohammed in her name.

35 posted on 07/19/2014 9:18:55 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: markomalley

If she wants to see hate she need look no further than her own editors.
 

US Jews furious over ‘Washington Post’ cartoon showing Netanyahu
http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=363403


36 posted on 07/19/2014 9:26:56 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: markomalley
“God is what you or I or anyone else says God is.”

This statement says more about the woman than anything else she wrote.

37 posted on 07/19/2014 9:31:57 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: markomalley

Sorry Ms Quinn, I just don’t value your opinion.

5.56mm


38 posted on 07/19/2014 9:40:47 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: markomalley

Stormfront morons are about as Christian as KKK idiots.


39 posted on 07/19/2014 10:34:30 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: johniegrad

Righto. If God is just a POV, then he/she/it doesn’t exist in any meaningful sense.


40 posted on 07/19/2014 11:02:19 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: JimRed
Stormfront morons are about as Christian as KKK idiots.

To be fair, the most powerful incarnation of the KKK, that of the 20's, believed itself to be the epitome of Christianity, warriors fighting in the defense of God. The Protestant God, of course.

It's little-known that the 20s Klan aimed itself primarily at Catholics. Blacks were already firmly in their place and Jews were of little concern to them, for the most part. But Papists were dangerous infiltrators that needed to be subjugated or driven from the land.

My Dad went with his father to a KKK recruitment meeting when he was about 12. Grandpa almost joined up, but thought something was a little bit fishy about the group.

Which, of course, there certainly was.

41 posted on 07/19/2014 11:07:20 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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