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.
but I was more interested in our new football coach. I know I shouldn't sound cynical, but I'm so used to these sorts of things being..not quite what they appear.
anyhow, hope he's not seriously injured.
I was in Missouri at the time ... really I was.
Who wants to take bets that this turns out to be phony?
What is the name that comes to mind ... Tawana? Something like that.
Some are very good at the tales they tell.
No bet. Leftists ALWAYS try to smear their detractors.
"anyhow, hope he's not seriously injured."
Me too, I certainly hope he didn't beat himself half to death or anything quasi-suicidal like that.
The Prof didn't get the license plate number of the perps? Hmmmmm....
There is no real confirmation of injuries in this piece. I am very skeptical. Why would people of the age group and description he gave be that interested in the controversy he prompted?
I keep remembering that woman activist who faked vandelism to her car on a college campus when I read this story.
"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."
If that was all they were wearing they shouldn't be too hard to find.
Wasn't there some jackass in NY state who called for killing American soldiers or something, then tried to spread a hoax that he had himself been killed? (Then fessed up too, the geek...)
No bet from here, either, even if Fred Phelps does have an office in Kansas.
No dice, a standard lefty trick for sympathy.
I'll bet a dollar to a donut that his homo lover smacked him around.
Heh. For Kansas, that's like the police blotter in Chicago saying, 'suspects were black males 20-30 years of age wearing baggy pants... Authorities request anyone seeing someone matching the description to call the police."
That's why making false reports is in the Crimes Code and the Eighth Commandment is in the Decalogue.
The guy with the red visor and wool gloves, did he have a bunch of reindeer with him ?