Is censorious Salem now an anti-censorship champion?

Is censorious Salem now an anti-censorship champion?
In a fun piece of corporate hypocrisy irony, Salem Communications announced this week that it had acquired Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy.com, a Twitter aggregation site. Twitchy has built a large and loyal audience by reposting tweets that celebrities and politicians would prefer to remain hidden. Its specialty is retrieving deleted tweets, and even has an award [link ...

Hello, again

Hello, again
After six months of silence, it’s time to get this blog rolling again, as well as to tell you what I’ve been up to behind these silent pages this summer. The big news: We adopted a baby. After years of trying, my wife and I welcomed a baby girl into our family in June. We ...

Don’t blame NewSpring’s haters

For the last day or two I’ve been working on a post partially titled “Why this will happen again,” the this being NewSpring’s angry harassment of Perry Noble’s critics. I found out this afternoon that the prophecy came true yesterday. A listener of Chris Rosebrough’s Fighting for the Faith show, which had broadcast an interview with me on Monday, ...

Noble’s big wink at the harasser

In the last post I reviewed Perry’s sermon from July 12, 2009, which was preached in the early and intense days of the harassment campaign by his staff and volunteers. The focus last time was on what Perry was saying to himself and to me, but there was one other important audience member: Josh Maxwell, the ...

Here’s what NewSpring’s pastors were reading in 2009

Here's what NewSpring's pastors were reading in 2009
Last time I posted here, I gave you a few details about the campaign of harassment that NewSpring staff and volunteers engaged in against my family and me because I dared criticize Perry Noble. In 2010, we did take legal action against Perry, NewSpring and others, and that process was resolved a couple of months ago. In ...

A couple of random observations

There’s no such thing as Internet anonymity, even on Twitter. I don’t know how many people noticed this in my narrative, but Maxwell was identified because Twitter responded to a subpoena and gave his IP to the detective. A second subpoena to Blackberry identified the person who was using that IP. That’s a story in ...

How do you ignore this?

What did NewSpring’s leadership know and when did they know it is one of the key questions in this story. We know what Jason Moorhead knew, but what about Noble and another of his lieutenants? We know that Noble and Brad Cooper routinely monitor messages coming into their Twitter accounts by people who send them ...

Holy rage at the ‘Spring

Holy rage at the 'Spring
In mid October, Perry Noble made an intriguing statement in one of his sermons that the church had fired one of its employees for “going over the line” against a critic. “Don’t worry,” Noble assured his flock, the guy didn’t blow up anyone’s house. Noble gave no more details about what his employee had done ...

Look who’s coming back

Gary Lamb has been hinting for a while that he wants to start another church, and an alert reader noticed that perhaps the first step in his rehabilitation occured a few weeks ago, on the same day that Noble was preaching a sex sermon inspired by Lamb’s own failure. The church that welcomed Lamb back ...

It’s just as well that Paul never flew coach

If you track Perry Noble’s tweet feed in the sidebar, you already know that whenever he travels we get treated to almost constant belly aching about how poorly he’s treated by the airlines and his fellow travelers. His trip to California last week was no exception. Some excerpts: The pilot just informed us that the ...