Stephen Green faces bankruptcy

The nation’s favourite frothing fundie, Stephen Green of Stephen Green’s Voice (aka Christian Voice), is facing bankruptcy after a court ordered him to pay £90,000 costs for his failed blasphemy case against the BBC.

And he is feeling rather bitter about it:

It should be enough for Mark Thompson and Jonathan Thoday that they got away with blasphemy, insulting God and the Lord Jesus Christ, at least in this life. For these rich, powerful men to pursue me into the bankruptcy courts over money I don’t have would be vindictive.

Vindictive? Like Green’s relentless self-interested pursuit of the BBC and John Thoday, and his gloating over the dearth of royalties accruing to Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas as a result of his censorship campaign wasn’t vindictive?

While we hesitate to celebrate anyone’s financial ruin, it is hard to feel sympathy for the whingeing hypocrite as he begs Thompson and Thoday to waive their charges. And we seriously doubt it will shut him up.

But with his recent national humiliation at the hands (or rather cloaca) of a seagull, the fact that his actions actually precipitated the abolition of the blasphemy law, and now this pending bankruptcy, one does wonder what kind of message he thinks his imaginary friend is trying to convey to him.

UPDATE: (28 June) In a mailshot Green asks supporters to beg Thompson and Thoday to waive their fees. Bizarrely, he also seems to think the comedian Frank Skinner “may be sympathetic”, and suggests writing to him too!

14 Responses to “Stephen Green faces bankruptcy”

  1. neil h says:

    In the words of Nelson Muntz, Ha Ha!

  2. Joe says:

    While we hesitate to celebrate anyone’s financial ruin

    I don’t. This is wonderful news. The bastard’s idiot followers made death threats against my friends and colleagues and little would make me happier than to see him penniless and homeless. He went into this of his own fee will, and if he was too blind to see from the start that he hadn’t a hope – and presumably too egotistical to listen to the many people who will have advised him of this fact prior to the case – then he deserves everything he gets. His pleas for mercy from individuals he has personally vilified and persecuted for three years are nothing short of revolting and I sincerely hope they fall on deaf ears.

  3. marc draco says:

    I rather suspect he’ll take the bankruptcy and that’ll be that (with a lot of self-indulgent whinging). It’s not as serious as it once was and people take these days almost like a “get out of jail free” card.

    I do wonder though if this will actually shut him the fuck up!

  4. marc draco says:

    Hey, I wonder if some religious nut like Peter Vardy or his ilk will bail him out? Nothing would surprise me these days.

  5. Bartholomew says:

    As I understand it, Green went after Thompson personally rather than “the BBC”. Had he won his case, would he have been willing to waive his own costs?

    Questions: if bankruptcy looms, why didn’t the courts make sure Green had sufficient funds to pay up from the beginning? Why should other people be out-of-pocket because of him? Will he (and other opponents of free speech) be able to continue to rack up huge costs for other people pursuing court cases thay can’t afford?

  6. Steve says:

    There is a god after all…it just isn’t the one that Dogshit believes in and now he’s being punished.

    I love the fact that he gives examples of where the BBC are ‘wasting’ money…as if to say if they can waste their licence fee payers money on TV programmes they can give me a bung.

  7. Britannia says:

    I hope it destroys Green; that nasty, vindictive, mentally ill little twerp deserves to be banged up in a debtor’s prison – shame we don’t still have them. Personally, I’d like to see him hanging from a rope.

  8. Steve says:

    Hangings too good for him. Crucifixion would have a poetic justice about it.

  9. Aharon says:

    Actualy, I thought maybe to donate him a couple of $$’s, so I asked god. God sez no..
    Should have asked a seagull, I guess..

  10. Tim Danaher says:

    As Stuart pointed out over at the Freethinker, why is he aasking Thompson and Thoday to waive *their* fees? These are legal costs and are being collected by the solicitors. Unless he’s asking Thomson and Thoday to *give* him £90,000? Luckily, lawyers being what they are, Shithead’s whinings about “justice” and “fair play” will fall on very deaf ears indeed.

    As to why he went into it in the first place, without the money to bil himself out if it all went tits up…well, maybe he prayed to his god for guidance? Maybe his god told him he’d win? (Gotta love god’s sense of humour).

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  13. Andrew says:

    Stephen Green must think license fee payers should cover the £90,000 cost of his pointless case and idiotic activities. I wonder if he would support £90,000 being waived if an Atheist unsuccessfully tried to sue ‘Songs of Praise’ for false advertising for stating there was definitely a god?

    Maybe he should take this as a message from god to shut the f**k up?

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