Monday, September 7, 2020

#2380: Fay Voshell

Fay Voshell is a columnist for the Orwellianly named American Thinker, where she displays exactly the kind of mental work that makes her organization see the need to desperately try to clarify, in its name, that what is being done on their pages should be considered thinking. For instance, in 2013 Voshell claimed that then-governor Chris Christie was effectively putting “New Jersey on a path similar to countries like Saudi Arabia” by signing a bill banning reparative therapy for minors. As Voshell saw it, Christie is now leading a “deeply religious sex cult” that is “determined to exterminate Christian mores, attack religious liberties, and suppress free speech.” As Voshell sees it, “abusive conversion therapy [is] already going on in our public schools and workplaceswith “brainwashing” techniques such as diversity seminars and sexual harassment workshops. As a consequence partially of ideas promulgated at sexual harassment workshops, Christians in New Jersey will face “persecution as their children will have to see a “progressive high priest as his or her counselor – one who reinforces homoeroticism.”

Defending gay rights is just one part of a larger secularist agenda, however. For Voshell, religious freedom is just another religion; “attempts to radically reduce the very large Christian footprint of this nation as well as the very foundation for the Judeo-Christian ethic represented by the Ten Commandments merely mean another religion is being substituted in the place of Christianity – a religion whose gods Christians are increasingly being forced to bow down and worship.”


Meanwhile, transgenderism is a return to pagan mythology: “The Left’s struggle against the clear-cut distinctions between the sexes is not about civil rights. It is not about equality. The struggle amounts to a religious war between the Jewish/Christian view of humanity and the pagan view of mankind.” Or perhaps a form of Gnosticism? “Gnosticism proclaimed material reality is lower than spiritual reality, and that humans are trapped in a lower form. Thus the person who says he’s trapped in a male body by mistake and wants to change into a woman sees himself as ascending to a purer and wholly spiritual reality. Each of us can, at will, shake off this mortal coil of sex for a better state of being, becoming as gods.” That “Thus” in there suggests a rather tenuous grasp of Gnosticism, gender and/or logic. 


She is also a global warming denialist, according to Voshell global warming “is not supported by solid evidence provided by close adherence to the scientific method” (because she says so and does not know what “scientific method” could possibly be), and she demonstrates that by looking out her window to observe “the Arctic blast now chilling Hammond, Indiana to 7 degrees and below.”


Diagnosis: She is actually not bad with words, but there is rarely a coherent or even moderately non-idiotic thought being expressed, making reading Voshell a rather interesting experience


  1. When I used to write wingnut roundups, The American Thinker was reliably awful - bad ideas, bad writing, and an utter disaster when it came to grammar and syntax.

  2. I'm surprised there aren't any D'OH's and D'ER's maybe a few arrrrrggghhh's in her " it's ' scribblings cause it's all most like she is either writing a manifesto from someone locked up for being a harm to herself or others or someone who writes for a loon like Pat Robertson