So I get back from my trip to Vegas covering the Gentlemen's Club Expo and Storerotica, and what should I find waiting for me in my mailbox but a nice email from some guy I've never heard of before, Michael Chapman, with a link to this article :
Ave Maria Law School Weathers Critics, Moves Forward, Says Dean
By Michael Chapman
CNSNews.com Managing Editor
August 30, 2007
Well, I won't bore you with the whole thing. Many of you may have heard of Tom Monaghan, the religious zealot who used to own Domino's Pizza -- which, aside from my not liking the pizza's taste is a good enough reason for me never to buy a Domino's Pizza -- and how he bought an entire town, Naples, Fla., to turn into a completely Christian community, now complete with its own law school ... and if you're very interested, you can read the linked article, which seems reasonably informative about the law school... and after all, if Bush keeps losing U.S. Attorneys and other staffers at the rate he's been doing recently, there may not be enough graduates from Pat Robertson's Regent Univ. Law School and Jerry Falwell's Liberty University Law School to fill all the openings.
Still, I would like to know more about the "various allegations made by critics" the American Bar Association wants to ask Ave Maria about, notably the accusation of problems with the faculty's academic freedom ... and sadly, they aren't answered in the article.
But anyway, I wanted to respond to Chapman's email to thank him for sending the link, so I clicked "reply" and sent a "thank you" ... and a few minutes later, look what I get:
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mail.avn.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
188.8.131.52 failed after I sent the message.
Remote host said: 557 You are not allowed to send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ain't that a bitch? I try to thank the guy, and the Cybercast News Service (formerly Christian News Service) blocks my reply because it comes from AVN's server!
So anyway, Mike, if you see this, thanks for sending the article ... and of course, if anyone else employed by CNS see it, you may be out of a job ... but them's the breaks, eh, Mike?