Friday, January 04, 2013

Meet The (Alleged) Preteen-Loving Pastor Of The Church That Awarded WND For ‘Trustworthy’ (Alleged) Journalism

So yesterday Your Wonkette had an amusing little story about how the loons at WorldNetDaily won a prestigious award for their journamalism, given by some fellow loons at “The Discerning Times,” a Christianist newspaper and website in Enumclaw, Washington. Shortly after the story went up, we received a note on the Wonkette Tipline (thanks, Anonymous!), pointing out that Discerning Times is published by the Sound Doctrine Church of Enumclaw. The church appears to have a bit of a discernment problem itself, as its assistant pastor, Malcolm Fraser (no relation to the former Australian Prime Minister), was charged in March 2012 with raping a ten-year-old girl some 20 times during 2005-2006. The Discerning Times, which only began publishing in August 2012, has devoted a good deal of its content to proclaiming Fraser’s innocence and insisting that the charges are part of a smear campaign “by hostile ex-church members.”
You will be astonished, dear readers, to learn that WorldNetDaily prominently featured a story about the case in December, suggesting that Fraser is merely the victim of “anti-Christian bias.” Then three weeks later it won that major award for being a trustworthy news source! In fact, the editor of Discerning Times “actually considered placing WorldNetDaily at the top of the list” because it’s so awesomely excellent and trustworthy and devoted to the truth. READ MORE »

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