My Self-Imposed Moratorium On Making Fun Of Nathan Tabor

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Regular readers of this blog know that sometimes (in fact, quite often) I take conservative columnists to task.  I have three "favorites": Marie Jon’, Kaye Grogan, and Nathan Tabor.

I want to talk about the third one — Nathan Tabor, a nationally syndicated columnist, recent author, and proprietor of the site

Now, for those of you who don’t know Nathan, he’s a self-avowed Christian conservative.  In the past, he has advocated outlawing adultery; he has blamed abortion as the cause of illegal immigration; he has attacked Abe Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson while standing up for segregationists; and he has blamed human trafficking on pornography.

According to his own bio:

Dr. Jerry Falwell dubbed him the "young Jesse Helms"

which tells you all you need to know about the guy.

In the past, I’ve had my share of fun poking at Nathan.  I made fun of his failed State Senate campaign here and here; I laughed at his homophobia here and here; I rolled my eyes at his false patriotism, xenophonia, and sycophantic Bush-idolization here, here, and here; I lampooned his anti-feminist views here, and satired his opposition to birth control here, here, here, and here.

I’ve called him a hypocrite, a goon, "mind-boggling stupid", and — most recently — insane.

And that’s just this year alone.

So as someone who likes to write political snark, Nathan Tabor has been berry berry good to me.

Well, the fates have it in for me.

I am on the playreading committee of the Kernersville (N.C.) Little Theater — a small group of five or six people who read plays and make recommendations as to what the Kernersville Little Theater should perform for its upcoming season.

Well, guess who just joined the committee?

Yup.  Nathan.

Now, I flatter myself to think that he reads my blog, or cares what I think.  He’s received far more brutal criticism than anything I’ve ever meted out.  Still, I don’t think it behooves me to continue with my anti-Tabor jokes while I have to work with him.

And who knows?  The private Nathan may defy the stereotype which he publicly evokes*.  And perhaps he might learn a thing or two about "liberals" (i.e., we don’t get our marching orders from Michael Moore and Al Franken).  I, for one, intend to keep an open mind.

But, man, if he insists on doing The Sound Of Music, it’s ON between us.

In all seriousness, I look forward to working with you, Nathan.  But I hope you never read this blog.

* If his column today is any indication, he seems to have his head in the right place when it comes to environmental issues, but little else.