Doug TenNapel is a Bigot

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Doug TenNapel, the self proclaimed creator of Earthworm Jim, now runs an online comic called Ratfist. In the comments section of page 99 of his comic, TenNapel decided to speak up about his views on Christianity and homosexuality. Read the title of this post one more time and take a guess as to what his comments were like.

But in America (and this would be alien to Canada and Europe) we have a thing called freedom of Religion, freedom of expression, freedom of creed and freedom of speech. It is specifically our right to hold our “minority” religion and vote accordingly that makes America unique. So though the majority thinks every church ought to be forced to perform gay weddings, the minority traditional religious perspective is protected by the Constitution…and be careful how you undermine that right because it’s the same place where we find our right to be our race, be our sex and be treated equal to others. ANd the rights of the minority in this instance are in tact. Everyone, regardless of sexual identity, has the right to marry someone of the opposite sex. That’s the law, it’s fairly applied to all. There are minority groups that are for multiple marriage partners, and we put those more controversial ideas up for a vote. Nobody seems to mind the outcome of those results when they’re in fashion with pop-culture.

In a later comment, he also mentions that the 78.5% of Americans who are Christian are "why [Americans] kick ass," and that his reason for opposing gay marriage is "the same argument [he has] against letting a man take a dump in the ladies room" (supposedly so that we don’t hear what girls talk about while they pee).

Now, I’ve met Doug TenNapel in person and he seemed like a really nice guy to me. We chatted about Earthworm Jim and how he and Interplay were planning the fourth game for the Wii. Then he talked about how Interplay originally wanted to do a quick-and-dirty sequel to make some fast cash but—Mr. TenNapel? He’s a pretty cool guy who won’t stand for such trash. He told them that if they wanted to do a sequel to Jim, they’d have to do it up proper.

Then, when I took to the Internet to tell people how cool he was for standing up to his publisher, Doug TenNapel called me a liar. So fuck that bigot. I hope this ruins his career.

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Michael says:

Sep 8, 2011 at 2:24 AM

I love how unprofessional this article is. Sounds like a teenager hater would write. Wouldn't be surprised if it is.

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Eek says:

Oct 14, 2011 at 12:36 AM

24-year-old hater, thank you very much. It's way worse.

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Doug_Is_Autismal says:

Oct 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Fuck Tennaple. He's not only a bigot, but also borderline retarded. Try arguing with the guy about religion; he's totally incapable of digesting any information that isn't aligned with his narrow worldview.

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Doug_Is_Autismal says:

Oct 16, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Also, EWJ is a shit game. Annoying sounds, retarded controls (hold the gun button and mash your D-pad in circles to shoot bad guise!), and shitty design concepts. A mediocre platformer with good artwork, overshadowed by a plethora of superior platformers on the Genesis and SNES.

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Joshua says:

Nov 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Believing that churches should have freedom of religion 1.) doesn't mean gay people can't get married and 2.) doesn't make anyone a bigot.  Separation of church and state; just as the church should have no role in government, neither should the government interfere with a church.  There are churches who won't marry straight people based on various criteria, as is their perogrative as a private entity.

You can disagree with specific religious dogma all day, but to infringe your personal beliefs upon a church via government mandate is no different than religious zealots insisting the law cater to their whims.  Congratulations, you've become what you profess to hate.

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DNK says:

Nov 22, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I have read a lot of comments from Tenapel and they sound like they come from the bible belt. I was shocked to hear a fellow artist talk like he does. I have talked to him in person and he seems like a very unhappy person. After a five minute conversation with him it was apparent that he is a grumpy mood right wing wacko. There are few professional artists that I have met that made me feel this way. One of the others being Frank Kozik. I was dissapointed after each meeting. If I were British I would describe Tenapel as a twat!!! He is proof that it is a fallicy that you get blacklisted for having right wing beliefs in Holluwood as this guy does more pitches for ideas than I have ever seen in my life. Every other day this guy is pitching some idea to someone in Hollywood!!!

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AngelLioness says:

Sep 10, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Too bad, fairyboy. Tennapel's book Cardboard has just been optioned for a movie. The righteous dude is doing just fine. Hallelujah!

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Eek says:

Jan 29, 2013 at 6:54 AM

I like how, after two years, this article is still the most popular on the site. You guys must really hate Doug TenNapel. I'm just going by hit counts here. I don't read your comments.

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