(HAVE YOU SEEN THIS EMAIL?)
Jim Nugent is a coach in Childress , Texas.
Jim writes: My name is Jim Neugent. I wrote to ABC (on-line) concerning a program called “THE PRACTICE.” In last nights episode, one of the lawyer’s mothers decided she is gay and wanted her son to go to court and help her get a marriage license so she could marry her ‘partner.’ I sent the following letter to ABC yesterday and really did not expect a reply, but I did get one.
My original message was:
ABC is obsessed with the subject of homosexuality. I will no longer watch any of your attempts to convince the world that homosexuality is OK. ‘ THE PRACTICE’ can be a fairly good show, but last night’s program was so typical of your agenda. You picked the ‘dufus’ of the office to be the one who was against the idea of his mother being gay, and made him look like a whiner because he had convictions. This type of mentality calls people like me a “gay basher.” Read the first chapter of Romans (that’s in the Bible) and see what the apostle Paul had to say about it…. He, God and Jesus were all ‘gay bashers’. What if she’d fallen in love with her cockier spaniel? Is that an alternative life style? (By the way, the Bible speaks against that, too.)
Here is ABC’s reply from the ABC on-line webmaster:
How about getting your nose out of the Bible (which is ONLY a book of stories compiled by MANY different writers hundreds of years ago) and read the declaration of independence (what our nation is built on), where it says “All Men are Created equal,” and try treating them that way for a change! Or better yet, try thinking for yourself and stop using an archaic book of stories as your lame crutch for your existence. You are in the minority in this country, and your boycott will not affect us or our freedom of statement.
Jim Neugent’s second response to ABC:
Thanks for your reply. From your harsh reply, evidently I hit a nerve. I will share it with all with whom I come in contact. Hopefully, the Arkansas Democrat Newspaper will include it in one of their columns and I will be praying for you.
Note: Wouldn’t Satan just love it if people stopped using the Bible for a crutch? Please resend this to everyone in your mailbox. – Thanks, Jim Neugent (I wonder if the person from ABC considered how many people would read this e-mail! This is one we should definitely pass on.)
*** Being from Childress, supposedly the same place as “Coach Jim Neugent,” I have been asked countless times if I knew if this was a true story or not. First let me say there has never been a coach in Childress, Texas named Jim Neugent. While the story for the most part is a hoax, it’s not entirely false either. The problem is that someone has actually taken the story and twisted it a little to make it sound better. Then everyone has emailed it to one another without checking to see if it was true.
The website “Snoops,” is an excellent website for keeping people up to date on what’s true and what’s an urban internet legend (or not true). So when you receive an email saying that Pepsi is trying to take the “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance, or Target no longer supports American veterans, please check out the story before you forward it on to everyone in your address book. Because, believe it or not …
* Ashley Flores, a 13 year-old Philadelphia girl, was never really missing
* Hotel room key cards aren’t encoded with your personal information on them
* Microsoft will NOT give you a car for emailing something to all your friends
* Your lipstick doesn’t contain lead
* Spiders won’t bite you when you use the bathrooms in international airports
* There are not cockroach eggs on the glue you lick to seal an envelope
So when someone forwards you something that’s either too good to be true or unbelievable, it probably is. But it’s entirely your decision whether you forward it to everyone in your address book or not. If you do choose to send it on, I do think it would be a good idea to check it out to see if it’s true or not. You surely wouldn’t want to pass on an untruth or a lie. I believe that would be called gossip and I don’t think the Lord is too pleased with that!
Now… if you’d like to read the real story about Jim Neugent and his encounter with ABC, you can find it here… (click here to read the full story).