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Richard Silverstein Falls For Yet Another Hoax Story

You almost have to wipe the spit off your keyboard when reading Israel-hating douchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein tweet his indignation at the latest slight against his beloved Islam.

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(Screenshot, since he has since deleted the tweet)

You see, if Silverstein had done the minimum of due diligence (I know, a hard ask from him), he would have discovered the actual story.

Using an erotic, pornographic tone, Hollywood leading lady Scarlett Johansson reads verses from the Holy Bible on a new comedy album, in order to mock “misogynistic” quotes within the Book of Deuteronomy.

Former Saturday Night Live writer and occasional performer Mike O’Brien recruited the A-list star to voice a “Sexy Bible” track on his upcoming comedy album, Tasty Radio.

In the soundbite below, the 30-year-old Captain America actress reads a number of verses from the Old Testament’s Book of Deuteronomy:

“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son, his father and mother shall bring him to the elders at the gate of his town,” says the actress, while pausing to breathe and add a seductive emphasis to certain words. “They shall say to the others ‘this son of ours is stubborn and rebellious.’ Then all the men of this town shall stone him to death.”

“Oh s—t, that felt sexy,” says O’Brien. “How are you feeling?”

“I’m feeling like we could use a little music,” replies Johansson.

When Silverstein does discover he has been fooled yet again, he dryly tweets a link to the real story (and then deletes the incriminating tweet). But since the Holy book of Christians and Jews is the one being made fun of, there is no indignation there.

15 thoughts on “Richard Silverstein Falls For Yet Another Hoax Story”

  1. Silverstein strikes me as a humorless dip-shit with a political agenda so it is no surprise he would get this story so wildly wrong. I’m not that into mocking the tenets of religion itself. I am more comfortable mocking individuals who use religion to hurt others. Still, I don’t quite understand the thinking of those who call people like Mike O’Brien and Scarlett Johansson cowardly for mocking Christian doctrine and not Islamic verse from the Koran. They are mocking certain aspects of the predominant religion in our culture, which seems like a valid target for parody/humor to me. After all, we ARE a Christian nation, right?

    1. Norman_In_New_York

      No, we are not. Under the First Amendment, we are a secular nation. “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

      1. My attempt at humor has failed me again. I, of course, agree with the idea that America is a secular nation and most certainly NOT a Christian nation. It is those who believe America is a Christian nation who are the ones who seem to think any humor targeting Christianity should be deflected with advancing the idea of how bad/intolerant Islam is.

        1. Yeah. Like that fellow Ray Stevens with his “Mississippi Squirrel Revival”, or my Pastor. Oh that’s right, jokes about Christianity are allowed by Christians.

    2. Yeah, I mean remember when Theo Van Gogh was slaughtered on the street for his movie depicting life under Methodism, and all those people killed for “slandering” Moses? I mean Johansson and O’Brien will have to look out for Hasidic assassins now.

      1. Am I to assume you didn’t find Mike O’Brien’s take on Deuteronomy all that funny? Or that he has chosen not to mock verses from the Koran (assuming that he hasn’t)? I don’t quite follow the points you’re making in reply to the comments I’ve made. Is there something I said that would make you think I’m ok with the murder of Theo Van Gogh? Deciding not to murder people for the jokes they tell about Christian dogma is hardly worthy of high praise as an ideal of tolerance in our pluralistic modern society.

        1. Yeah, in that it’s considered “edgy” and “brave” to mock Christians and Jews, who will not usually riot or try to kill you. But the same people claim that it’s “Islamophobic” and “racist” and “bigoted” for similar jokes to be made about Muslims. Like this story, when Silverstein read a mocking headline, and not the actual story, that that Johansson had read passages from the Koran in a “sexy” voice, it was Katy-bar-the-door, but when he eventually learned that it was the Torah that Johansson was mocking, that’s okay. By the way, as it does seem to your position, why is it okay to mock millions of believing Christians and Jews, but not to mock those who are engaged in the mocking?

  2. This is dizzgusting. I think his original tweet is right on. His deletion shows what a douche waggon he is.
    Making fun of any religion like that is reprehensible. Saying it is ok and good for one but the other is wrong is very bad.

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