Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine, is offering Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R-IN) $1 million for “proof” of Mourdock’s widely condemned claim that pregnancies that result from rape are “a gift from God.” Flynt, a known provocateur, has taken out a full-page ad in the Indianapolis Star mocking the candidate’s comments and asking him to verify the statement with “letters, emails, text messages, or videos from God.”
After sarcastically listing the criteria for this proof, Flynt goes on to make his point:
I will accept for purposes of this reward any verifiable transcript of your personal conversations with God; letters, email, text messages, or videos from God, or messages addressed to you from God trasmitted by any third party, including the Republican National Committee or the Romney/Ryan campaign.
I assume that you would not have made this statement unless you had been authorized by God. No one who believes in God would ever use the Almighty’s name in vain. That would be blasphemy.
With the cash reward, Flynt follows in the footsteps of real estate mogul and prominent birther Donald Trump, who recently demanded President Obama’s college transcript and passport application in exchange for a $5 million donation to charity.