Jack Cashill -- he of the bogus seven-part defense of murderer James Kopp -- was WorldNetDaily's point man on one recent mini-scandal, a planned University of Kansas course debunking intelligent design.
In a Dec. 1 article, Cashill noted that the instructor of the proposed class, Paul Mirecki, wrote of fundamentalists that the class "will be a nice slap in their big fat face" because it would be categorized under "mythology" instead of "science." Cashill also took offense to comments disdainful of Catholics -- among them: "I don't think most Catholics really know what they are supposed to believe, they just go home and use condoms and some of them beat their wives and husbands" -- calling his comments "abuse." In a Dec. 2 follow-up article noting that the school had canceled the course after the uproar over Mirecki's remarks, Cashill cited the comments again as proof that Mirecki "valued the world's Roman Catholics even less" than fundamentalists.
Funny, we don't remember Cashill being similarly offended by similar, if not more offensive, comments made by his WND colleague Jerome Corsi:
-- "[B]oy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press."
-- "So this is what the last days of the Catholic Church are going to look like. Buggering boys undermines the moral base and the laywers rip the gold off the Vatican altars. We may get one more Pope, when this senile one dies, but that's probably about it."
Cashill is also quiet about the background of the person who helped expose Mirecki's remarks, John Altevogt; Cashill describes him as merely a "conservative activist." As David Neiwert at Orcinus notes, Altevogt has engaged in his own share of inflammatory rhetoric; he refers to those who disagree with him as "nazis" and has derisively referred to Hillary Clinton as "Hitlary."
Orcinus also notes the postscript to this case: Mirecki required hospital treatment after reportedly being beaten by two men who referenced the controversy as they attacked him.
Will Cashill weigh in on this development? Don't count on it; we haven't heard a peep from him regarding James Kopp after his seven-part WND defense of Kopp as an innocent man was exposed as a fraud when, a couple months later, Kopp pleaded guilty to killing abortion doctor Barnett Slepian.