James White’s faithful sidekick, the anonymous "TurretinFan"—yes, the guy who refuses to face those he (or she) constantly accuses of biblical and/or moral crimes—just logged his (or her) acknowledgement of my spoof video (//link). He (or she) not only insinuated I breached copyright by employing “A&O Ministries trademark” I also did so “despite the prominent display of a supposed copyright claim by James White.” How gut-busting hilarious!
A) It is no breach of copyright law to employ copyright material—including identity brands—under fair use, especially for either teaching purposes or for parodies. Anyone care to seriously argue my video is not a parody?
B) The “prominent display of a supposed copyright claim by James White” was not composed by James White at all but by me. And, while it may not have been clear, I posted the phony copyright text to the clip immediately following the “Best New Argument” text. Why? Because the “Your, sir, are a liar” strategy is followed by no reputable apologist today other than James White. It’s his baby. Besides, are there other JW videos which have a “prominent display of a supposed copyright claim by James White” covering the screen? I’ve not seen any. Should that not have been a dead-give-away for TurretinFan?
Hence, TurretinFan just simply botched that one really good.
If he (or she) can botch a simple element of interpretation like the “prominent display” of copyright claims by James White, could he (or she) also botch interpretations of the alleged moral crimes concerning which he (or she) anonymously and therefore cowardly accuses Ergun Caner?
What do you think?
Finally, in the little flame he (or she) lit, TurretinFan confuses the spoof video with a rebuttal to his (or her) and James White’s “evidence.” He (or she) describes my video as “this clear rebuttal of all the charges, without an ounce of petty, ad hominem nonsense (link).
White’s side-kick just created a specific fiction about my video to go along with his (or her) purposes. How?
Well, I explicitly noted the context for my video. I quoted in full a question James White asked on his site:
“But truly, how balanced and fair is a statement that makes reference to "anti-Caner websites"? Anti-Caner websites? What on earth is that? (//link).
Then I answered: “Well, we have an answer for Mr. White.” And, of course, the answer was my video.
Hence, to remotely suggest I was offering a “rebuttal of all the charges” he (or she) and James White have assembled against Ergun Caner and not the specific question James White asked is, shall we say, a pint shy of a fatal dose of West Georgia dumb. Heck, I don’t have to do any rebuttal anymore. Dr. Geisler has taken care of that!
Finally, TurretinFan is now following his Calvinist brothers and sisters who are already implicating Ergun Caner as unregenerate (both of whom are serious James White supporters; //link; //link). According to TurretinFan, I am an unregenerate SBC pastor. He (or she) writes:
“…the video is, as far as I know, the work of an unregenerate SBC pastor.”
And, we wonder precisely why James White’s influence and Hyper-Calvinism are beginning to alarm many Southern Baptists.
With that, I am…