Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cafe Press

I have decided to remove this blog's link to Cafe Press. I am also closing all of my stores there and terminating my account.


Ben said...

Why, dawg?

ThoughtCriminal said...

Glad you asked. I did not have time to explain when I made the post last night.

The reason is Cafe Press' decision to keep selling the "Prayer For Obama: Psalms 109:8" merchandise

Psalms 109
8 Let his days be few; Let another take his office.

Which may not sound that bad, until you read the next line:

9 May his children become fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Cafe Press initially removed the items, then put them back up arguing that it was "reasonable political discourse". Today, after taking an on-line poll, they decided to remove it again. Frankly, I don't think it should take a poll to replace sane judgement.

I have also encountered a few who have argued that anti-Bush protesters were equally offensive. Not only are they short on examples ("Impeach Bush" is hardly comparable), but illogical since prayers for death are equally repugnant. It should also be noted that the Secret Service has reported a 400% increase in death threats since Obama took office.