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McKay Hatch Continues With His Notable Mission

Among my hundreds of posts over the past two years, the story of McKay Hatch probably was the cause of more negative responses than any other–some comments were bad enough so that I deleted them. During the early days of McKay’s work, his own blog was hacked, and his righteous posting was replaced with that of derogatory remarks and vile overtones.

EDIT–Thursday am: Again, I want to emphasize the depth of fierce response this story has caused. My original post is continuing to draw vile and hateful remarks. Some I have deleted because of their filth, but I have left as many as seems wise. If you’re interested, please check the ongoing comments here. The passion aroused is amazing, and unfortunately very telling.

Now this remarkable young man is back in the news. Because of the influence of McKay Hatch, the mayor of Pasadena, CA. has declared his city a no- cussing zone during this week. Again, I salute this courageous, honorable teen-ager.

South Pasadena is an official no-cussing zone this week.

The designation comes at the suggestion of a 14-year-old boy who founded the “No Cussing Club” in the city.

This fun-loving South Pasadena high school freshman is on a mission to clean up our foul language. McKay Hatch is the creator of the “No Cussing Club” and this week he’s asking everyone to give up their favorite four-letter words.

“I’d like to have a cuss-free week in every state and nationwide,” said Hatch. “People say it’s March 3rd. Let’s clean up our language this week.”

The link to the complete article is here.

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The Plundering of McKay Hatch’s Site

Sunday morning edit: It appears that McKay’s website has been restored. In a comment on the original blog site yesterday, his father told me they had called in the FBI.

Proponents of profanity and vulgarity have hacked into McKay Hatch’s website. They have eradicated his excellent material and have substituted their own filth, lies and obscenities. On October 19th, 2007, I wrote a piece about this unusual 14-year-old young man, who, at his junior high school in Pasadena, Ca. has established a No Cussing Club. My opening lines were:

McKay Hatch is my kind of man, for I am sick of the profanity and vulgarity that has infiltrated our society. McKay has done more than complain and fume about the situation, certainly has done far more than I have to correct the problem–he has established the No Cussing Club.

I have been blogging 21 months, during which time I have written a myriad of pieces, and have covered widely divergent subjects–some mild, placid writings; others that were of a controversial nature and that stirred up opposing views and comments. That’s generally a constructive thing, for in such a way we learn–sometimes to the extent that we may change our minds about a particular concept or proposition.

Not one of my other articles has elicited such an overwhelming amount of hate and vulgarity as has the one I wrote about McKay and his club. From my comments section I deleted vulgar talk and broke links to obscene sites, although I left some of the negative comments in place. I knew there was a distinct and palpable move to come against McKay and his principles, but I had no idea these people would stoop to such base and appalling action.

The actions of this courageous young man have emboldened a group of people who seem bent on destroying McKay’s work, who seem set on deprecating this young man who has the nerve and fortitude to speak against vile and filthy language. His father reports the family has even received death threats.

Now his website has been hacked. His picture has been removed from his site, (and thus from ours), and one of the banners reads, WE NOW CUSS. A line of print describes McKay as recanting on his no cussing pledge, and shows a book, formerly titled, “How To Raise a G-Rated Family in an X-Rated World ” to be now entitled, “How to Raise an X-Rated Family in an X-Rated World.” Vile, pounding music can be heard.

I’m not sure what is to be done about this. I will be contacting the father by email to let him know of my concern, and I will keep you up to date on any developments. Let us pray for the entire Hatch family.

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