Hate Mail Montage from December!

During December of 2009, I filed a complaint concerning an unconstitutional religious display at the Luzerne County Courthouse – this letter was sent.
The nativity scene and menorah were taken down along with the snowman behind the tree as evidenced in this press release. Because of this, I received a great deal of hate from many residents of Luzerne County.
If you’d like to read all of the media coverage and associated stories, feel free to browse through December 2009 of my blog.
This isn’t everything negative, but it is a great deal of it.
Click the images to view them in a full-screen mode.

Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events.

Vacula received bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University’s graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County’s Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher’s assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.

  • LOL @ Richard David whining about college kids feeling entitled, while arguing that he’s entitled to violate the Constitution.

  • Wow.These Christians sure like feeling persecuted.

  • clericc

    Oh my imaginary friend!!! Americans are worse than crybaby-swedes!!!!! I cannot comment on all comments, but some are just ridiculous XDLike the guy who says that a nativity scene is not religious, it’s just an american tradtions.. wtf?I like me some “meet your maker!” comments… xD hillarious.And some were just.. mature?! (“DICK”)… Cmon..And the one who said “Thanks for taking christ out of christmas dick” XD he should be taken out, christ does not belong in Paganmas…Read what you wrote about your college too… Nice, contradictions are always fun to point out ^^take care ^^ can’t wait til you put up some more :D watch out for christian extremists, maybe there’s some REALLY angry ones… :P (jk)(Excuse me for any failures in my english, my understanding of what any of the post said/the hatemails. As i’ve said before, i speak english as a 2nd language(main: Swedish))

  • “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

  • Wow… Cannot say that I am shocked. This is just so sad.

  • wow despite its size that’s a very high profile target. your a brave man to light such a touchpaper . i think perhaps you could have gone for a compromise solution perhaps just by adding models of thor, the flying spaggeti monster, bhudda, kali and perhaps a christopher hitchens to the traditional nativity theme . remember only when their nativity scene resembles a toddlers toy box will the true freedoms of secular government be satisfied.

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  • I have gone through only the first 10 interactions. While I agree that some of it is abusive, I wouldnt call this ‘hate’ mail.

    The word ‘hate’ is overloaded to have weak connotations.. such as “I hate this weather”, as well as strong connotations.. such as hate crimes/ hate groups/ hate movement where there goal is to cause real physical/legal/material damage. I suspect that ‘hate mail’ falls in the latter category, in which case ‘Abusive mail’ might be a better term for what you got.
    From Wikipedia,

    Hate mail (as electronic, posted, or otherwise) is a form of harassment, usually consisting of invective and potentially intimidating or threatening comments towards the recipient. Hate mail often contains exceptionally abusive, foul or otherwise hurtful language.

  • Richard Sanderson

    Excluding the theological element, a lot of these people sound similar to the Pharyngulites, Ophelia’s followers, and other FTB sycophants.

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