If you haven’t heard about it yet, Christian Chirp is a new Christian alternative to Twitter.
In and of itself, that’s funny. I’ll let you revel in it.
Now go look at the site. It’s down right now because of a massive attack (screenshot). Must be the persecution of the last days.
No seriously. That’s what founder James L. Paris blamed the attack on. That’s funny.
The mustachioed Paris has a Twitter account. And a financial advice site called Christian Money.
That’s funny, too.
Then there’s Christian author and humorist Matthew Paul Turner who discovered Christian Chirp and went from incredulous to curious to #1 chirper to deleted in less than 24 hours.
That’s funny. If you like Turner’s irreverent take on faith, you’ll love his skewering of Joel Osteen.
Then Michael Hyatt, CEO of the Christian publisher Thomas Nelson made a comment about Chirper being a Christian ghetto, prompting multiple responses from Paris.
Christian media “mogul” cat fight. That’s kind of funny.
Paris’ best insult? Pointing out Hyatt’s publishing history, which includes a trio of Y2K survival books (one is a novel!).
OK, no disrespect to Hyatt, but that’s hilarious.
When it gets less funny is this blog post, the Truth about James L. Paris and Christian Chirp, alleging that he lied about being banned from Twitter (part of the ethos of Christian Chirp), that he censors Chirp content and that he was indicted for securities fraud. The comments get even uglier as Paris himself shows up to argue the charges.
Oh, Christians. And we wonder why people think we’re so weird (I mean persecuted). Musician and rabble-rouser Justin McRoberts has a good take on Christian Chirp. It’s not ha-ha funny, but it’s good.