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Christian’s ‘Kill the Faggot’ game pulled

Christian’s ‘Kill the Faggot’ game pulled

Last year a Christian numbskull called Randall Herman, above, started a Kickstarter campaign for a skateboarding shoe company that had ‘one with one goal in mind: to promote the words and teachings of Jesus Christ through quality footwear’.

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Unlike the highly successful Atheist Shoes campaign, Herman’s venture was an abject failure and his Devotor footwear fundraising drive was abandoned after it only raised $72.00 of its $20,000 goal. (Atheist Shoes, now a hugely successful company based in Berlin, raised over $59,000 dollars, and a subsequent Atheist Baby Shoes campaign raised more than $9,000.)

Well, Herman has now turned his “talents” to creating violently homophobic video games.

But, according to this Ars Tecnica report by Sam Machkovech, his debut game – “Kill The Faggot” – ran into trouble within hours of it being posted on a downloadable games shop, The Steam, and it was pulled.

Before its removal, games critic Jim Sterling downloaded and tested the game, which launched via Herman’s game shop moniker Skaldic Games.

The resulting YouTube video revealed a crude game that has players aim a bullseye to shoot and kill people who say such things as, “Can I put my weiner in your butt?” and “Whoops, I just dropped the soap.”

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After playing a minute of the game, Sterling reportedly shouted:

Where is the fucking satire? What is it satirizing? Not really anything. It’s just being ‘the thing’.

The game makes very clear that its goal is to shoot and kill gay people. Players get points for killing homosexuals  – more points if the person killed is transgender – and they lose points for any straight people they kill.

Wrote Machkovech:

It’s hard to make a judgment call about the ‘most’ offensive thing in this game, but we were particularly disturbed to hear the game’s announcer celebrate a kill by saying, ‘AIDS carrier eliminated’.

After Kill The Faggot was removed, a statement was posted at Skaldic Games’ site with a link to a free version of the game and an explanation from Herman about its creation.

These people that think if you are even remotely homophobic, you are ‘hateful’ and a ‘bigot,’ and do everything they can to destroy you in every vicious way possible. So I decided to go down a path that most developers are afraid to go down: to piss these people off by making the most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point.

Herman claimed that he received e-mails “wishing physical harm on me” in response to the game, though he did not quote any of those e-mails to clarify what those threats were.

According to this report, Skaldic Games are claiming that the game was not intended to encourage hatred or violence towards LGBTI people but to protest political correctness in the gaming industry.

The game description reads:

Hate gays? Want to unleash your frustration with the ‘LGBT’ community? Well now is your chance.

Skaldic added:

As for an apology – ain’t gonna happen. To everyone that got overly offended. Good, that’s what we were going for. Just wait for our next game we are working on, its gonna be way more offensive as this one [sic].

15 responses to “Christian’s ‘Kill the Faggot’ game pulled”

  1. Marky Mark says:

    What else would one expect from a member of a religious hate cult.

  2. Broga says:

    There is a contention from Herman and his ilk that gays are so wicked, or whatever , that they should be killed and this is accompanied by an assumption that heterosexuals never deserve the same treatment. The violence, sexual and otherwise, meted out by some heterosexuals on children and women is pitiless, extreme and consistent.

    A vicious and pathetic git like Herman doesn’t just shame heterosexuals, which he purports to be, he shames humans. He is a product of his religious beliefs and deserves only contempt.

  3. Cali Ron says:

    @Broga:
    Ditto!

  4. Robster says:

    Christian footwear? That’s about as close as we’ll get to actually having a sole
    and speaking in tongues. Although shoes are famous for their uppers, these will result in total embarrassment. As for his “game”, this would have to qualify as a hate crime, the silly fellow is advocating the death of gay people through the goodness of Christian love. Can that be in any way legal?

  5. 1859 says:

    Mr. Herman’s words say more about his own narrow-minded fear and prejudice than anything else. He sounds more like an unthinking, unfeeling, callous, self-centred adolescent whose nappy (diaper) has not been changed for 15 years, a brat selling online hatred and bigotry – someone to ignore.

  6. Laura Roberts says:

    His folks must be so proud. I find it interesting how right-wing rhetoric makes its way down the chain. By replacing the phrase “common decency” with the cynical “political correctness” back in the 1980’s, they have paved the way for kids like this one to openly express bigotry (yes, little Randall, that is what it’s called) while hiding behind the “politically incorrect” banner.

  7. Angela_K says:

    Imagine the furore if there was a “Kill the christian” game.

  8. AgentCormac says:

    What a truly loathsome little piece of lowlife. Perhaps when he grows up he’ll look back on this so-called game and be thoroughly ashamed – but regrettaby I somehow doubt it.

  9. Trevor Blake says:

    Christian shoes would presumably not interfere with the shaving of one’s feet, as required in Isaiah 7:20. “In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.” Yes, that makes sense.

    Mr. Herman accurately conveys the Bible commandment to kill homosexuals. It is the non-killing bible believer who distorts their faith. Which is not to say killing is good but that the bible is far from good.

  10. gedediah says:

    I gather in the US there’s no law preventing this sort of thing. Something to do with free speech – a concept we haven’t quite grasped here in the UK.

    Hopefully people will vote with their feet as they did with his idiotic christian footwear idea.

  11. Mephistopheles says:

    I thought the Atheist shoes mention in the article was a bit of a joke…just visited their website, and they’re the smartest shoes I’ve ever seen!

    Sadly, I’ve just parted with £200 of my hard-earned cash on a pair…thanks Barry.

  12. Cali Ron says:

    @Robster:
    I have 2 soles and have spoken in tongues. Haven’t been a “believer” in decades, but can still “speak in tongues” because it’s bullshit. Speaking in tongues is just an indication of how deluded and indoctrinated they are, thinking that their gibberish is god speaking through them. I also can do a very convincing “fire and brimstone” preacher. It’s a hoot!

    Many excellent comments on this post, kudos to all!

  13. Stuart H. says:

    Maybe he’d have had more success with a shoe company if he’d stuck to Jesus Sandals.

  14. lol says:

    Crappy journalism from yet another closed-minded atheist. If you looked at the full statement on his website, you’ll see he wasn’t homophobic and why he made the game. The fact he happens to be Christian is irrelevant but you atheists jump upon any opportunity just to bash Christians.

    Pathetic.