It's been awhile since I gave an article the good ol' leprechaun treatment.
Meet Michael Stahl, otherwise known as "Pastor Mike." Stahl lives in Miramar, Florida, and leads an online church called Living Water Church, which we think is a fancy way of saying he hangs out a lot in a Christian-themed chat room. Stahl has proposed the creation of a national registry for people who don't believe in leprechauns much like the ones in existence for sex offenders. It's almost self-evident why this is a good idea, but let's have Stahl explain it himself:
Now, many (especially the people who don't believe in leprechauns), may ask "Why do this, what's the purpose?" Duhhh, Mr. Person-Who-Doesn't-Believe-in-Leprechauns for the same purpose many States put the names and photos of convicted sex offenders and other ex-felons on the I-Net — to INFORM the public! I mean, in the City of Miramar, Florida, where I live, the population is approx. 109,000. My family and I would sure like to know how many of those 109,000 don't believe in leprechauns! Perhaps we may actually know some. In which case we could begin to witness to them and warn them of the dangers of not believing in leprechauns. Or perhaps they are radical people who don't believe in leprechauns, whose hearts are as hard as Pharaoh's, in that case, if they are business owners, we would encourage all our Christian friends, as well as the various churches and their congregations NOT to patronize them as we would only be "feeding" the lack of belief in leprechauns.
Frankly, I don't see why anyone would oppose this idea — including the people who don't believe in leprechauns themselves (unless of course, they're actually ashamed of their religion of leprechaun-disbelief, and would prefer to stay in the 'closet.').
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What's the difference between him and those who want republicans to register with the tea party?
If that's a dig against atheism, don't expect it to be too well-received here. I'd bet well over half the active members of this board identify as atheist, or at least hard agnostics.*
*I do not have statistical data to support this claim. It is based purely on my participation here over the years.