Free P blog hounded offline…

Will Crawley notes that the highly rated Protestant Gazette blog has shut down due to the high levels of personal abuse. Since it was placed on one of Iain Dales top blog lists, William wonders if Slugger is going to be next… Sometimes William, I wonder too…

  • Briso

    “The usual collection of non-separatist evangelicals, hyper-calvinists, theological crackpots , and chip on the shoulder ex-Free Ps have been responsible for this personalised abuse ”

    The usual collection? I’m lost for words….

  • joeCanuck

    Perhaps some of those who failed to evolve.

  • willis

    Utterly Utterly Glorious

    To misquote Oscar

    “To come across one good quote in a nights blogging is excellent, to find two is wonderful”

    Briso’s quote reminds me of this gem from Reggie Perrin

    …wreckers of law and order. Communists, Maoists, Trotskyists, neo-Trotskyists, crypto-Trotskyists,
    union leaders, Communist union leaders, atheists, agnostics, long-haired weirdos, short-haired weirdos, vandals, hooligans, football supporters, namby- pamby probation officers, rapists, papists, papist rapists, foreign surgeons – headshrinkers, who ought to be locked up, Wedgwood Benn, keg bitter, punk rock, glue- sniffers, ‘Play For Today’, squatters, Clive Jenkins, Roy Jenkins, Up Jenkins, up everybody’s, Chinese restaurants – why do you think Windsor Castle is ringed with Chinese restaurants?

    You realise the sort of people you’re going to attract, don’t you Jimmy? Thugs, bully-boys, psychopaths, sacked policemen, security guards, sacked security guards, racialists, Paki-bashers, queer-bashers, Chink-bashers, anybody- bashers, Rear Admirals, queer Admirals, Vice Admirals, fascists, neo-fascists, crypto-fascists, loyalists, neo-loyalists, crypto-loyalists.

    Do you think so? I thought recruitment might be difficult.

    I also read this gem of a comment on Peter Hitchins’ Daily Mail blog?

    With regard to Margaret Thatcher:

    “Meanwhile (indeed, thereby), the middle classes were transformed from people like her father into people like her son.”


  • Rory

    Still and all, boys and girls, it is worrying. What if Mick and Pete et al become the subject of (gasp!) …personal abuse.

    Personal abuse is a terrible thing and, if I remember correctly from my RE classes, will lead directly to Hell unless a man gets a grip of himself (by stopping getting a grip of himself – if you see what I mean) and follows the advice of St Paul by taking the only option to ward off eternal damnation – marriage!

    Maybe the lads at the Protestant Telegraph have got themselves married and simply gone off on the oul’ honeymoon to Portrush, trying their best to cut down on this personal abuse stuff.

    Good luck, lads! More power to yer elbow!….(or maybe not the last bit..).

  • chip on my sholder

    Speaking of blogs, as we all know the Sunday World has exposed a lot of crooks over the years, but one of it’s own reporters has admitted in a statement to the BBC that he was involved in criminal activity over the years, It seems to be a case of ” Pot & Kettle ” I wonder what the headline will be this week ?

  • The usual collection of non-separatist evangelicals, hyper-calvinists, theological crackpots , and chip on the shoulder ex-Free Ps have been responsible for this personalised abuse

    No mention of the Romanist conspiracy then?

    If you’re getting high levels of abuse, why not put on “Comment Moderation”, or better still, just switch comments off…it’s not as if anyone sane takes blogs’ comments seriously anyway.

  • Amazing that my little blog should get such attention . Incidentally it was nothing to with the personalised abuse – which wasn’t published .

  • Ian Hall

    Oh and I’m still blogging –

  • Dawkins

    LOL @ Rory!

    Ian Hall,

    Mick should charge you peeps who advertise your own blogs so shamelessly :0)

  • paddyjoe

    whats the story with jordan? just went to sunday world website add cant find any reference to him anywhere.Have they banished him? This should be fun

  • overhere

    Must admit went over to have a look at what the site was like and had a bit of a giggle. What with the raving of the anti-God squad on Slugger lately i would have thought that a site like that would have them foaming at the mouth.

    I occasionally go to a site called This rants on about the Holy Father how he is going to get together with those wicked Germans and take over the EU. How Britain and the USA are going to save the world. The British Royal family are decended from David (the Bibical one not the statue in Florence)etc great craic altogether. Give it a go great on a quiet Friday afternoon.

  • Dawkins


    “whats the story with jordan? just went to sunday world website add cant find any reference to him anywhere.”

    Huh?? Him?

    Don’t you mean her?

  • willis

    Ian Hall

    Consider these two quotes

    “A Millionaire and a Caterpillar

    From the Free Presbyterian Tract Society

    Llike many another man, Titus Salt, a factory boy in England, began life poor.”

    “Sir Titus Salt, 1st Baronet (20 September 1803 – 29 December 1876), born in Morley, near Leeds, was a manufacturer and benefactor in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. His father Daniel Salt was a fairly successful businessman and was able to send Titus to Heath Grammar School in nearby Halifax.

    Titus Salt’s statue in Roberts ParkHe attended Batley Grammar School before starting work as a wool-stapler in Wakefield, where he lived on the manor farm in Crofton, West Yorkshire and after two years joined his father’s family business in Bradford in 1824. In 1833 he took over the running of the business and within twenty years had expanded it to be the largest employer in Bradford.”


    Who is correct? And if you cannot manage simple biographical accuracy on your blog why should anyond trust you with matters of life and death?

  • paddyjoe

    dawkins.right enough Hugh Jordan is a big girls blouse but its strange you could link onto katies site so quick lol

  • Dawkins

    LOL @ paddyjoe,

    BTW, let’s not forget what Saltaire (Sir Titus’s village) is really famous for.

    The renovated Salt Mills house the world’s largest permanent collection of work by Britain’s finest painter du jour: David Hockney.

    Oh Christ, no! Please delete that last bit, Moderator. I’d forgotten Hockney is gay and therefore a fiend in human form to every evangelical peep worth his, er, salt.

  • McGrath

    Personal abuse, abuse….or rather tribal hatered.

    Regardless if it is foaming at the mouth fury or personal sniping prejudices. Isn’t that the core issue, the driving factor in determining sides in the debate, the reason these blogs exist in the first place?

    All seems rather ironic. Anyone see an elephant?