Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The State newspaper picks up Christian Exodus story...two weeks later

Two weeks after City Paper reported the founder of the religions, conservative, secessionist group, Christian Exodus, planned to lead an emigration to the South Carolina Upstate in order to take over state politics, the state’s largest daily newspaper ran an Associated Press report about the “breaking news.”

We’re sure it just took two weeks for one of the “boys in the newsroom” to go outside to buy a Coke and a Starburst and stumble across Columbia’s only locally-owned alternative weekly, but hey, better late than never.

-Corey Hutchins

3 comments:

Newspaper Hack said...

Actually, I heard about this on NPR a long time ago. This really isn’t breaking news for anyone anymore, just a weirdo cult that pops up every once in a while to say hey.

Todd said...

Newspaper Hack is right. This story rears its ugly head in S.C. every few years.

However, when I was researching my take on Christian Exodus I couldn't find any previously published information to indicate when the founder was actually planning to move to South Carolina. When I asked him about it, I learned that he was planning to relocate in July. The headline of the AP story was something like "Christian Exodus leader plans to relocate to S.C. in July" or something.

Either it's an odd coincidence that the AP and I both decided-- after four years or so of relative silence on the subject-- to revisit Christian Exodus at the same time OR those guys were riding our RSS feed again. Which is fine. We respect those guys. And though there is no code of conduct that requires it, it would be nice to be credited as a source on occasion.

Anonymous said...

This is a Protest against the Newspaper column written against the “Holy Ghost”.

Dear Sir,
Kindly take notice on the 17th September 2007 edition of Daily Express, Faisalabad Edition, in the column area, a column written by Abdullah Tariq Sohail by the Title of “Kafir Baloch” in which he wrote against the Lord, Disciples and the Holy Spirit.
He wrote that
(Translation): To bring Benazir Bhutto on this destination “God Bush” and his Disciples Negro Ponte, Richard Boucher and “his Holy Spirit” Condoleezza Rice has acted a main role.
According to the Holy Bible The Gospel of Mathews Chapter 12: 31-32, its written that wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him: neither in this world neither in the world to come.
Sir I want to inform you that in previous years, the Non-Christian had been attacking the Christians and the Christianity but no body seems to hear the Christians of Pakistan.
I request you personally to please take an action on this man and report the Pakistani government because if I or any one of us report it to the Governmental authorities, a case of 295/c would be put up against us. As I’m a very small person I’m unable to rise against them but I want to give this important information to all of my Christian brethren all over the world and to the news channels. Kindly submit your protest to the Pakistani Embassy in your country and the Pakistani President’s office.

Link to that newpaper Dated 17th September 2007, Check Column Area
http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/Index.aspx?Issue=NP_LHE&Page=FRONT_PAGE&Date=20070917&Pageno=1#

Waiting for a hopeful answer from your side.

Regards,

N Akbar
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