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[A Pompano Beach, Fla., man is being sued by Little League Inc. for trademark infringement after having started what he called Christian Little League:]

"Christian Little League was GOD's idea and it is a great and wonderful idea," wrote Kaplan, who grew up Jewish and converted to Christianity. "I have no plans on changing the name GOD gave me."

Jay Kaplan, Sun-Sentinel.com 3 Comments [4/30/2008 5:12:55 PM]
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Agahnim

Pay unto Caesar, bitch.

2/22/2012 1:42:50 AM

Dr.Shrinker

So will your god pay off the judgement that is almost certainly going to go against you?

Probably not. More likely you will whine to your supporters about how the godless courts are oppressing you and you need donations to pay your fines. They will, of course, pony up, because doing so gives them the fleeting feeling of actually being god.

2/22/2012 7:39:26 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Christian Little League was GOD's idea and it is a great and wonderful idea," wrote Kaplan, who grew up Jewish and converted to Christianity. "I have no plans on changing the name GOD gave me."

Yeah. Because it's not as if infinitely bigger organisations have tried that before, and lost their cases, nosiree. [/hyper-sarcasm]

If such an organisation had no choice but to change their name to WWE, when the World Wildlife Fund had 'WWF' for far longer than a bunch of muscle marys in what is essentially Pantomime for Rednecks in the High Court in my country, the UK, then - as far as the US's legal system is concerned - you don't stand an ice cube's chance in Hell, Jay. The words 'Copyrights' & 'Trademarks'. They exist for a reason; there are lawyers who specialise in copyright law too.

Bring money. Lots of money, Jay.

Not taking into account the now WWE being richer than the World Wildlife Fund, yet losing their case to keep 'WWF', somehow I doubt you've got the ca$h to hire that kind of legal muscle. You might as well try it on with the NFL; a past Commissioner of theirs - Paul Tagliabue - was previously their senior lawyer.

But you want to waste your money on a 'religious' point of principle, you go right ahead.* You'd better be as rich as Bill Gates, pal.

(emphasis added)

'They're praying to God. They should be praying for better lawyers.'

-Rabbi (Linal Haft), "The Man Who Sued God"

...oh, and the original quote link is broken. Fixed

*- Little League certainly has lawyers up the wazoo. Guess who represented Jay Kaplan? Check out Docket text nos. 84 onwards. No. 98 is priceless.

Moral: Mortal law is superior to God. No 'Christian Little League' soup for you Jay. In perpetuity. >:D

2/22/2012 8:51:22 AM
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