Wednesday, December 10, 2014
"I will personally guarantee that you will spend an eternity with Jesus, Mary, Moses and all of the superstars of the bible, for a one time donation of only one week's pay.
One weeks pay for a guaranteed spot in Heaven?
I don't think any other TV religious program can top that.
But act now, this offer will expire soon.
Send one week's pay to Pat Robertson's Ministries.
As a special bonus, if you act now, I will also guarantee that Catholics will avoid purgatory.
God himself told me to make this offer, so act now."
When asked to comment, Oral Roberts said, "He's an idiot. He doesn't talk to God. I asked God if he talked to Robertson and he said, "No way.You are the only one I speak through, Roberts."
Saturday, October 18, 2014
In 1987, lawyers for publishing giant Simon & Schuster sued the New York authorities to prevent enforcement of the Son of Sam law with respect to a book they were about to publish called Wiseguy, written by Nicholas Pileggi. The book was about ex-mobster Henry Hill and was used as the basis for the film Goodfellas. The case reached the Supreme Court in 1991. In an 8–0 ruling on Simon & Schuster v. Crime Victims Board, the court ruled the law unconstitutional. The majority opinion was that the law was overinclusive, and would have prevented the publication of such works as The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Thoreau's Civil Disobedience, and even The Confessions of Saint Augustine.