Religious Wingnut Uses Modern Family Portrait For “Biblical Child-Rearing” Book

8sOQ2MLAnti-gay Evangelist Doug Sehorne expected to get some great reviews when he self-published a book about fundamentalist parenting on Amazon this month. Instead, he was inundated with positive user reviews on the “hilarious” book cover.

That’s because his book, Bible Principles of Child Discipline from the Book of Proverbs, featured a family that probably wouldn’t agree with a word inside it: The Dunphys from ABC’s Modern Family.

Aside from suggesting that a random image from Google is acceptable cover art, the book also claims “you cannot raise the kids without a paddle.”

Once Sehorne figured out his poster family was actually “wicked” and had ties to another “gay couple,” he immediately removed the listing from Amazon and logged onto Rentboy posted this on his Facebook page:

“Well, I just got a phone call about the picture I used on my Book on Child Discipline. Evidently, it is from a wicked TV show involving a gay couple! Here is the situation.

1. I do not even have a TV and have not for 35 years.

2. I never heard of the TV Show.

3. I got the image from a search on Google Images, which I assumed were not copyrighted, etc.

4. Anyone who knows me, knows I would never condone such wickedness as sodomy or even TV.

Your friends will warn you and your enemies will attack without knowing all the facts. I am in the process now of removing the book and changing the cover.

Thanks for the friends who warned me. ~ God bless you!”

If you’re interested in “fresh Biblical insight on how to discipline children properly and teach them charater [sic],” Sehorne expects an updated copy to be available soon with a more appropriate cover image.

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  • Scribe38

    lol… I guess God does work in mysterious ways

  • Taliaferro

    It will have a more acceptable cover image such as what? A paddle with Christ’s image? an Inquisitorial rack? This man is obviously so far out of touch with the reality of the 21st century that his book is not relevant.

  • Larkin

    Hey Evangelist…

    Thou shalt not steal copyrighted images. If you are publishing a ‘book’, you should know the difference. Stock images are cheap if you are looking for a family, but you’d rather just steal.

    I hope the owners smack you with a copyright lawsuit for defaming the good name of their show.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Larkin: Kudos and absolutely! These dorks never learn unless it hits them in the pocketbook… they certainly have no heart. Hasn’t watched TV for 35 years??? I’ll bet his computer is full of “questionable” websites!

  • hf2hvit

    Probably another MEMBER of Larry Craig’s Men’s Room Toe Tappin’ Boogie Dance Troupe

  • Victor_in_PA

    Well, I think this should give everyone a hint into the “research” this guy does. Really, if you don’t know who is featured in one of the most popular television shows currently, then it’s a safe bet you’re out of touch with reality in general. I don’t have a problem with not watching tv. I DO have a problem with just being generally stupid on purpose.

  • PeteP

    @Larkin: Great point. I always have to laugh when I see a “praying Calvin” (from Calvin and Hobbes) window sticker on some religious nutjob’s car, as if Jesus would condone copyright infringement. If they only knew the political beliefs of Bill Watterson, they would be out there with a razor blade in no time.

  • Charles175

    He stated:

    1. I do not even have a TV and have not for 35 years.

    2. I never heard of the TV Show.

    3. I got the image from a search on Google Images, which I assumed were not copyrighted, etc.

    These three items do not add up. How could he say he has never had a TV set for 35 years, never even heard of the show and yet is using a modern computer and most likely used that same computer to write the book in the first place. These self-righteous ignoramuses are real piece of work.

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