Britain’s funniest fundie rejoices over Christian Voice cyber attack

EARLIER this month, Stephen “Birdshit” Green’s lunatic anti-gay website suffered a cyber-attack, and the site went down for a while.

The attack delighted the clown:

This attack on our website is encouraging.  I don’t know whether it was Secularirists (sic) or Islamists we have upset beyond measure, but clearly someone out there thinks Christian Voice is doing such a great job we have to be disrupted. So by the grace of God we’ll stand up for Jesus Christ and for righteousness all the more.

Today, Green has more to crow about:

It’s not often we are able to celebrate a victory, but the announcement from the Queen’s bankers that they will no longer support the Stonewall lobby group’s playground bullying is welcome news.

Accompanied by thousands of supporters, Stephen Green stands up for Jesus at  a massive protest against gay group Stonewall outside Coutts Bank H/Q in London on Monday

Green was referring to the fact that Coutts, together with Barclays, threatened to withdraw their sponsorship from Stonewall’s annual awards ceremony, which includes a “Bigot of the Year” award. Green has never succeeded in clinching the prize but that’s probably because those who are certifiably insane don’t qualify.

This year’s nominees include Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, who implied that the death of  Labour MP David Cairns last year was partly due to his homosexuality; Lord Maginnis, the Ulster politician who likened homosexuality to bestiality on live television; and Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig, who has urged church-goers to ‘confront the gaystapo’.

But Stonewall insists it will press ahead with the award to:

An individual who has gone out of their way to harm, hurt or snub lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the last year.

Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive of Stonewall, defended the Bigot of the Year award by saying:

All the nominees have gone well beyond what anyone normal would call a decent level of public discourse. We welcome sponsorship from anyone who shares our core values, but we have an obligation to the 3.6 million gay people to do what is right, and highlighting extreme examples of bigotry when we know how harmful this unpleasantness is to the self-esteem of young people is right.

Christian Concern said it welcomed both banks’ decision to withdraw funding. Andrea Minichiello Williams, chief executive of the organisation, said:

And just in time for Halloween, a rerun of our favourite picture of Andrea Minichiello Williams

I am relieved that Barclays and Coutts have responded so quickly and decisively to distance themselves from this derisory award.

In seeking to humiliate and intimidate those who hold mainstream views on marriage rather than engaging with their arguments, Stonewall is stifling robust public discussion of an issue of great importance to the future of our society.

It is deeply ironic that an organisation that claims to be opposed to bullying and even runs an initiative in primary schools entitled ‘Celebrating Difference’, responds to difference of opinion by resorting to name-calling that, were it not more sinister, would be reminiscent of playground antics.

The Stonewall Awards will be held on 1 November at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. They will be hosted by Gok Wan, who said he is “over the moon” to be part of the event.

It’s an amazing opportunity to celebrate some big names and unsung heroes who’ve made a huge difference to millions of gay people. Over half of gay kids are bullied at school, and Stonewall’s leading the way to stop that. I’m so proud to be able to support their work.

See also this report.

Hat tip: Robert Lister

24 responses to “Britain’s funniest fundie rejoices over Christian Voice cyber attack”

  1. Trevor Blake says:

    If being put down means you’re doing something right (hacked website = moral high grounds), what does that say about gays being put down? Are they doing something right? Being out down is no comment on the rightness or wrongness of who is being put down. That common ground between martyrs and Marx needs to be abandoned.

  2. David Anderson says:

    Bigot of the Year. Coutts and Barclays self nomination.

  3. RabbitOnAStick says:

    I read that the attack on their web site was stated to be have been carried out by Satan as he had plenty of time to do that. And there is very good wifi connection in hell – clearly.
    What is interesting is why gawd didn’t mysteriously provide green with anti-virus or firewall to prevent that.
    gawd needs an upgrade i guess.

  4. the Woggler says:

    Is it me or does ol’ Birdshit look somewhat ill? Pyrrhic victory?

  5. remigius says:

    ‘…that’s probably because those who are certifiably insane don’t qualify.’

    But Melanie Phillips won last year!

  6. AgentCormac says:

    “In seeking to humiliate and intimidate those who hold mainstream views on marriage…”

    How strange. I thought Andrea Minichiello Williams and her loathsome chums held extreme, intolerant views on the subject.

  7. remigius says:

    And could this be the same Stephen ‘Birdshit’ Green who had his account closed down by the Co-operative Bank in 2005 for, er, bigotry?

  8. Matt Westwood says:

    Haa-ha! The fucking bitch has a bat up her fucking nightie all right.

  9. Gregory McDaniel says:

    Barclays and Coutts have withdrawn their support for gays. I think gays should withdraw their cash from Barclays and Coutts. Back in the 40.s and 50.s would you recommend that Black people in the USA discuss mainstream views with the KKK? There is no persuading the Catholic Church of ANYTHING. They are bigots. So are all of those who try to restrict equal access to the law for gay people.

  10. Matt Westwood says:

    Ha-ha – I don’t bank with Barclays – Barclays bank with me!

  11. remigius says:

    Gregory. I think gays should withdraw their cash from Barclays and Coutts.

    I would if I were gay. And if I had an account at Barclays.

    But if I had an account at Coutts I wouldn’t give a fuck.

  12. tony e says:

    On looking at the above picture of Williams I tried a little experiment.

    No matter where I stand in the room where I keep my laptop she can see me!!

    Is this a late Halloween prank?


  13. stargraves says:

    Mmmmmm Andrea Minichiello Williams…. Hot.

  14. barriejohn says:

    Mmmmmm …. Hot.

  15. barriejohn says:

    Mmmmmm Gok Wan…. Hot.

    Don’t know what happened there!

  16. barriejohn says:

    At least Minnie Mouse Williams must have saved a fortune on Hallowe’en costumes. Bet this news pleased the sour-faced cow (as it did Little Dorrit):

  17. barriejohn says:

    Did anyone else watch this? Christians taking advantage of people’s misfortune again in order to promote their fantasies, and making a ballsup of it, as per usual. This is what David Cameron wants to see more of. Watch right through to the end, as the presenter drops a bombshell!

  18. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: I assume Cameron already has faith and it isn’t working for him. His own side see him as a disaster; the word weak in continually applied to him and the slavering hound dog readers of the Daily Mail are after him. Still with his £30 million why should he worry?

  19. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Like Tony Blair, he has “faith”, but ask him what he actually believes and you’re back to all that wishy-washy “spirituality” nonsense again. They like to pronounce, patronizingly, that “all paths lead to heaven”, but it’s quite plain that most religions claim exclusive access to “God”, with dire consequences for those who attempt to find any other path to enlightenment. Too much of the woolly thinking and meaningless platitudes, I’m afraid!

  20. Tom80 says:

    Did anyone else watch this? Christians taking advantage of people’s misfortune again.

    I think this is a little unfair. I have close relative who is a priest and in his church they run a drop in centre three times a week. The homeless and needy who turn up are given a meal,advice on benefits and sometimes clothes that have been donated.Members of the congregation raise the money and donate items to run it.The Doctor and Dentist who are members of the congregation and all the volunteers give freely of their time. Why do they do it? Because they want to help those who are not as well off as themselves and never have they made a convert or tried to. Most of those who turn up would run a mile if you tried to preach at them, I know because I have been to help at times.

    Perhaps there are a group of atheists somewhere doing the same thing,if so great and more power to their elbow,but round here it is the Churches who appear to take the lead in this

  21. barriejohn says:

    Tom80: Yes, there are many atheists who give of their time and money to help those less fortunate than themselves, but they tend not to go around bellowing “Look what a good person I am”, like so many of the religiots. I used to be an evangelical Christian, and I know that everything that they did “socially” had an ulterior motive: either to proselytize or else to project a better image of themsleves and their faith. If it hadn’t had some “spiritual” payback they wouldn’t have even considered it!

  22. Stuart W says:

    ‘It’s not often we are able to celebrate a victory’

    Oh well, at least he seems to have a molecule more self-awareness these days even if he is also still crowing about non-achievments.