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If I’d known that Jan W Butler was an Inspirational author, I’d have understood a bit better where she was coming from. Clarity has enabled the scales to fall from my eyes, and I understand her viewpoint a bit better now. She’s a fucktard, pure and simple.

The fact that she’s a religious fucktard, is of no surprise to me. Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Afghanistan anybody? There are plenty of religious fucktards in those particular parts of the world aren’t there? Yes, I said it, and what of it?.

Religion is the scourge of the world, and some of the most religious people I ever met, were amongst the most intolerant. The fact that this particular inspirational author has a thing against gay people (yes bitch you do, and don’t fucking deny it), doesn’t surprise me in the least.

She responded to Kate’s original post, and this is what she had to say in its entirety:

Which asylum is she talking about? The one that let her out to preach her version of the truth?

She’s written about the reaction to her RWR essay in her blog, here are some snippets into her psyche.

Is it me, or does she seem to take a little bit of pride in the fact that she’s a bigoted idiot? Smug arsehole.

Anyway, this was my fave bit:

That whole statement calls for a huge fucking, BITCH PLEASE.
When white supremacists were preaching hatred and burning black people back in the day, I bet they too were moaning and bitching about people infringing on their rights to give those niggers what they deserve.

The woman is allowed to say what she wants, but she seems to have completely missed the fucking reason why people were schitzing out over her essay. This isn’t about defending crappy, plotless, character-deficient, sex-and-nothing-but-sex, romance books. The outrage is due to her One-Man-One-Woman-Is-The-Only-Way Rant.

The world isn’t as simple as that anymore, if it ever was. What part of the word ‘change’ does she not understand?

The fact is, it’s viewpoints like hers that encourage homophobia, and make it ok to exclude and terrorise people who don’t conform to ‘societal norms’.

I consider myself a moral person, but I guarantee that my idea of morality and hers are poles apart. Whatever happened to love thy neighbour? Does that only count if your neighbour is exactly like you, believes in the same things as you do, and isn’t in the habit of indulging in same-sex relationships?

I said it once, and I’ll say it again, FUCKTARD, FUCKTARD, FUCKTARD.

If I needed another reason to avoid inspirational romances (which I didn’t), then Butler certainly did her bit in convincing me that anything remotely religious is to be avoided at all costs.

Anyway, work calls, but Smart Bitch Candy has some interesting things to say about some of the points that Butler raised in her blog, so go read.


  • Kate R
    August 4
    12:24 pm

    I really did admire her for having the guts to stand up for what she believes in, but now I understand that she has her fingers in her ears and is shouting.

    Not guts, just an inability to see anything but HER agenda as containing any Truth. Only counts as bravery when you’re willing to engage the opposition in real dialogue.

    She doesn’t allow any opposing view point (no matter how polite) show up in her blog which would be fine except she brays on about the first amendment–Freedom of speech.

    Bah. I’m going to work as well. Enough head-on-wall banging. (Although the colors! they are so briiiight!)


  • Tilly Greene
    August 4
    1:14 pm

    Oh boy, I’m thinking someone won’t be looking at “Banned Book Week” the same way I do.

    Kate R. is right, she put her fingers in her ears and is shouting. I don’t respond well to someone yelling at me to make their point.

    At the same time, she backed up my reasoning for staying clear of Inspirationals – save the preaching for yourself.


  • Barbara B.
    August 4
    1:16 pm

    I’m beginning to wonder if religious fundamentalism is not a manifestation of mental disease. Some as yet unidentified mental disorder that deprives the fundie of the ability to think logically and compassionately. A disorder manifesting as a reverence for the most draconian of religious dogna. A disorder that compels the fundie to believe that they know what’s best for everybody. A disorder that gives them the moral certainty and accompanying hubris to tirelessly work to impose their views on non-fundies through legislation and the dissemination of ignorance and bigotry.


  • Barbara B.
    August 4
    1:18 pm

    Sorry. Misspelled dogma in previous post.


  • Amelia Elias
    August 4
    2:23 pm

    Never mind. If you can’t effectively attack the truth of an assertion…

    That was my favorite bit. The many logical and non-inflammatory replies and blogs and comments to her letter apparently don’t count, so she’ll talk about how we all wish she would die.

    Pot, meet kettle. Guess what? You’ve got something in common…


  • Jane
    August 4
    2:29 pm

    Hmm looks like we need a refresher course on the first amendment cuz it is clear to me that Jan Butler has no idea what the first amendment grants rights to say.

    And, no one is saying she can’t say it. We are just saying that what she is saying is wrong. 🙂


  • Kat O+
    August 4
    3:33 pm

    I counted 13 uses of the word fucktard and 1 use of fucktardland in this post. Now, where’s the audio? 😉


  • Kate R
    August 4
    3:48 pm

    good point kat o+ . . .Karen probably as a cute lil accent and it would all sound wonderful. Are we talking BBC Presenter accent or Eastenders, Karen?


  • Karen Scott
    August 4
    3:52 pm

    Eastenders? *shudder* I have an audio of my voice further down Kate.

    Kat, the use of the audio is strictly for those times when I’m away from the ‘puter *g*


  • Bookwormom
    August 5
    3:35 am

    HEY- A new word. I love it. Fucktardland. How soon do you think it’ll be in Wikipedia? LOL


  • Anne
    August 5
    3:12 pm

    Oh for crap’s sake. Don’t people have better things to do than bitch??? Maybe she should, oh, I don’t know, say… WRITE a book and shut the hell up already!


  • Sam
    August 5
    3:22 pm

    It’s so much easier to hate than it is to love, isn’t it? So much easier to reject than to accept.


  • Anonymous
    August 6
    2:05 pm

    The more attention we give her, the greater she puffs up. Let her beat her chest and just ignore her. But do realise she doesn’t represent a religion (!)

    It is possible to be Christian and embracing – when you read teachings for yourself and don’t depend on others to ‘translate’ for you. You make up your own mind.

    And though this is way off topic, I thought it’d be the type of link you ladies may like – to laugh at.



  • AngieZ
    August 6
    7:41 pm

    I have been following Jan’s comments and reading the different blogs like a rubber necker at a car accident. I am a reader so what the RWA does and does not define as romance means nothing to me.

    As readers, I assume we rule the market. If we want to buy erotic romances the publishers will publish it. If we didn’t buy it, it would dropped quickly.

    So Jan prefers books with less body parts and more feeling, good for her. She is clearly entitled to spend her money where she feels fit. Just as much as we are able to purchase what we want.

    I just wonder if she is losing touch with the fact that we are talking fictional literature here. Fantasy folks. Reading is a great way to safey fantasize. For example, I have enjoyed quite a few novels with two men and a women or other multiple combinations. This may as a fantasy float my boat, but in reality I would probably piss my pants and run away from such a situation if ever faced with it.

    Why is she so afraid of fictional works?


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