Quote# 53537

[Note from Distind:
For those who have missed it here:
This individual seems to have taken great exception to having been posted here and doesn't seem to understand the definition of defamation or fair use. As such, he's decided to put us on notice with the following having been posted over the original quote's site after removing it.]

Legal notice to all the Fundies

Important LEGAL NOTICE: Attention www.FSTDT.com

In your venture to speak against SpeakGodSpeak and the Stephen Choate name continues, you will find yourself faced with legal liabilities that could damage your website, website name or community as a whole. Please take action now as to remove all articles and information that pertains to Stephen Choate and SpeakGodSpeak off your server. Failure to do so will result in civil liabilities and a hearing within the State of Massachusetts against your website.

[big smiley face]

Defamation of Character is a crime that www.FSTDT.com has committed against us

Defamation of character can include slander (spoken derogatory statements), libel (written derogatory statements) or both. To constitute actionable defamation, the statements must be false and expose a person to hatred, ridicule or contempt. You also can sue if the defamation harms you in your occupation.

Stephen Choate, speakgodspeak 84 Comments [11/29/2008 7:43:21 PM]
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You want us to stop putting direct quotes on this site? Then stop saying stupid shit. You take something this stupid to court, and you get laughed at. It's pretty simple.

11/30/2008 8:12:05 PM


Pardon me, but you really should look up the legal definitions of slander and libel. Check out some books on the subject of defamation of character at your local library.

I am sure you will find this study enlightening.

Don't just Google it. If you wish to take recourse in the law, you must do some serious info gathering first before issuing threats on the internet. That, too, is actionable.

Have a nice day.

11/30/2008 8:14:41 PM


Allow me to defame your character further: fuck off you self-important, small-minded prick.

Even an English libel court would chuck your claim out.

11/30/2008 8:16:06 PM

Rat of Steel

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown

11/30/2008 8:17:46 PM

This and three other quotes are not showing up on the main page?

11/30/2008 8:18:07 PM


That stereotype of Americans as lawsuit maniacs?

Not doing anything to shift it there, Stephen.

11/30/2008 8:20:18 PM


Your grasp of the american justice system is just as solid as your grasp on reality.

We merely QUOTED the crazy shit you said, moron. If you are so ashamed of what comes out from your mouth, then you probably should not put it online amiridonite?

I really hope he keeps this shit going, I love legal drama...

11/30/2008 8:20:38 PM


We laugh at your petty threats.

11/30/2008 8:25:01 PM



This reminds me of the time Bro.Randy threatened to report Fstdt to the FBI.

11/30/2008 8:30:18 PM


Oh don't worry guys, he want's to sue over what you guys said in the comments.

I wonder what would happen if 4chan where to get ahold of his page.

11/30/2008 8:30:33 PM


[I wonder what would happen if 4chan where to get ahold of his page. ]

They would probably turn his site into another Goatse fan club? LOL!

11/30/2008 8:39:52 PM

Grigori Yefimovich

Choate's threats are causing me to suffer from PTSD*. This is affecting my occupation as a part-time alcohol analyst. Any more of this and I shall sue.

*Prophet Talks Shit Disorder.

11/30/2008 8:50:17 PM

Bad Influence

It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion...

To Mr. Choate: Good luck with that. You'll need it.


I wonder if anyone's bold enough to actually contact him about this?

11/30/2008 9:10:53 PM


Rat of Steel:
"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- a wise man, a very, very wise man
Fixed that for you.

11/30/2008 9:23:06 PM

a mind far far away

He's still going on with this? Why doesn't this pussy do something already? Or does he know just what a douche he really is, and that his "case" would be laughed at by any respectable lawyers and judges? He should just realize that whatever he posts on the ebil interwebz, especially being a fundamentalist christian, is open to scrutiny and mockery by rational, logical, intelligent people who's lives are based in reality. Get over it, Stephen, you're a moron. Either deal with it, or get of the web.

11/30/2008 9:30:09 PM


Boo hoo, cry me a river, build me a bridge, and get the fuck over it. You clearly have zero idea as to how the legal system works.

11/30/2008 9:39:26 PM


I'm pretty sure that to be libelous or slanderous a statement has to be untrue. Therefore a straightforward quote can't be either a libel\or a slander. Ipse dixit, as we say.

11/30/2008 9:40:32 PM


Holy FSM. This dude's office is in my town. C R E E P Y

11/30/2008 9:42:47 PM


@Bad Influence
Actually, I'd rather just let Stephen Choate keep thinking like this
as he doesn't seem to know the problems with filing a false DMCA, and since you can access the DMCA with a few mouse clicks you can't blame Choate if he refuses to read it.

So the chances are Choate knows (or thinks he knows) how DMCA works, but he's just looking for another excuse to take an evil, atheist website down and somehow thinks that the DMCA is on his side.

Edit: The whole DMCA thing is probably more of an empty threat anyway and is just being used as more of a scare tactic than anything else.

11/30/2008 10:03:10 PM


For goodness sake, it is not illegal to post a direct quote of someone just because it makes them look bad. In fact the law specificly protects this kind of quoting in the right to critique and/or parody. If you're embarassed to be called out on the things you say, then don't say them.

11/30/2008 10:14:46 PM


Try suing the whole internet, Choad. That is how far and wide your stupidity has spread.

11/30/2008 10:31:37 PM


"Defamation of Character is a crime that www.FSTDT.com has committed against us"

I thought libel and slander were civil rather than criminal offences? Might be different leftpond, of course.

11/30/2008 10:37:52 PM

Stephen Choate is obviously a scummy con artist, and he doesn't want people to point out his bullshit.

11/30/2008 11:21:18 PM

"Defamation of Character is a crime"

No, it's a civil matter, not a criminal matter. Fail.

11/30/2008 11:21:39 PM


Woo, Legal Tough Guy... Whatever, asswipe, you got nothin'.

11/30/2008 11:25:40 PM

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