Well, we don’t have to wait until July 15 to find out why Maj. Jonathan C. Dowty’s “Christian Fighter Pilot” blog was “discontinued.” It’s back up — and with a hilariously unbelievable reason for why it was down:
“In late May the code behind God and Country was “compromised.” While it would be entertaining to try to pin blame on those who disagree with the message of military religious freedom, it was more likely the product of nefarious mass marketers wanting to sell knock-off purses. The site was taken offline while the compromised code was removed. Fortunately, a delay to the planned 15 July re-launch date was unnecessary.”
Does Maj. Dowty seriously think anyone is going to believe that his site was taken offline while compromised code was removed? That would only be plausible if his entire site was taken offline. But it wasn’t. Only the blog on his site was taken offline, and even that was done in selective stages.
On June 7, I wrote that all the posts on Maj. Dowty’s blog that were about “homosexuals” had been removed. His blog was still up, along with everything else at his christianfighterpilot.com domain, which includes many other pages besides his blog. His site was not taken offline. And nothing else was removed from his blog at that time except his countless gay-bashing rants. All the rest of his posts were still there.
In addition to the targeted removal of only posts about “homosexuals,” Todd Starnes, Maj. Dowty’s friend at FOX News, had written an article titled “Congressman: Troops Being Punished For Expressing Religious Faith,” in which he included the following in a list of examples of Christian persecution:
“A service member received a ‘severe and possibly career-ending reprimand’ for expressing his faith’s religious position about homosexuality in a personal religious blog.”
As I wrote in my previous post, Starnes did not mention Maj. Dowty or his “Christian Fighter Pilot” blog by name, but what other blogger who Starnes would even know about had just removed all of his posts about “homosexuals” from his blog?
It wasn’t until a few days later that Maj. Dowty took the rest of his blog offline. As I wrote on June 10, if you went to his christianfighterpilot.com website at that time and clicked on any of the links on his homepage that led to posts on his blog, you got a page titled ”Christian Fighter Pilot Forum Discontinued” with a message that said:
“The God and Country blog has been temporarily disabled. Please return on 15 July for an update.”
Even at this time, the rest of Maj. Dowty’s site was not offline. Everything else was still there. Only his blog was disabled.
As of this morning, the major’s blog is back up — but all of his posts about the “homosexuals” are still gone. This can lead me to only one conclusion. While Maj. Dowty does not want to blame the “compromised code” that he claims to be the reason for temporarily disabling his blog on some nefarious tampering by those who disagree with his message of Christian love, he does allow for the possibility of this alleged “compromised code” coming from people selling purses. And who would be selling purses? Why, those purse-toting “homosexuals,” of course!