Did Baptist Newspaper Break Oath to God By Forging Governor’s Signature On Anti-Gay Proclamation?


So the Oklahoma-based Baptist Messenger, an 85,000-circ newsletter for god-fearing conservative religious types, accidentally violated that whole “thou shall not bear false witness” contract man made with the lord by forging the signature of Gov. Brad Henry, and the State Seal, on a ridiculous thing called the “Proclamation for Morality.”

Sometimes newspapers do manage to fake their work. But the Baptist Messenger didn’t just goof — it blatantly Photoshopped the gov’s signature to give its anti-gay “Proclamation” that much more authority.


The newspaper has since, uh, apologized for the “oversight”: “In the July 16 Messenger, the graphic representation of the Oklahoma Citizen’s Proclamation for Morality was misleading, indicating that Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry and Secretary of State Susan Savage had signed the document. This is not the case, and the Messenger staff apologizes for the oversight and error.”

Take it up with your creator.

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