Friday, May 13, 2005

Christian Telephone Company

Oklahoma-based United American Technology is promoting itself as "the only carrier that is taking an active stand against same-sex marriages and hardcore child pornography." Better yet, they claim that MCI runs a pedophile web site. Eugene Mirman recorded some conversations with their representatives, and posted them on his web site: (#1 and #2). The story is travelling the globe, already written up in Britain's The Inquirer.

True child pornography is abhorrent, and these so-called Christians have every bit as much right to oppose gay marriage as they have to oppose interracial marriage, but this sales pitch makes my skin crawl. On the other hand, is it really that different from Working Assets, or other telcos that support progressive causes? Well, I suppose that part about the ninth commandment (eighth if you're Catholic) figures in there somewhere: thou shalt not bear false witness. Listen to those UAT recordings.