The Durant Daily Democrat, a newspaper in Oklahoma, publishes a Bible quotation in every issue. Over the weekend, they meant to publish 1 John 5:13-14: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
Instead, this is what appeared in the paper:
The quote… changed a reference to the “Son of God” to “Son of the Devil” and the word “God” to “All Mighty Satan.”
Oh, that’s glorious…
The Durant Democrat would never intentionally publish such an affront to its community. We want to assure our neighbors and friends that we are working not only to determine the source of this vile act but also to ensure it never happens again.
That’s all well and good, though it seems odd to me that a hacker would get into a newspaper’s internal system change up a Bible verse and walk away. It’s like a robber going to a bank, taking the pens out of their holders, and exiting with maniacal laughter.
In any case, the long national nightmare is over. People too lazy to open up a Bible can rest assured that an out-of-context verse will appear before them while they drink their morning prune juice.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)