Edit: Germany's largest Catholic internet site, generating at least a 100,000 visits a day, Kreuz.net is down. After spending the morning perusing a few articles, it was noted in their news updates that one person was moved to threaten Kreuz.net legally. Kreuz.net does actually violate German laws regarding alleged "hate speech", but since it does not operate on German soil, escapes the prohibitions. But just maybe, ridiculing a famous comedian has pushed some over the edge on behalf of the late 51 year old comedian.
[The Hollywood Reporter] The cause of death was not immediately known, but a police spokesman said there was no evidence of foul play.
Self-trained, Bach started in the independent theater scene in his home city of Cologne before moving to television, where he became one of the most familiar and enduring faces on the small screen. The rotund actor and entertainer's national breakthrough came with the sitcom Lukas, on which he played a single dad who lives with his father and daughter. The show, which ran for five seasons, was hit with both audiences and critics. It was groundbreaking in German television in its depiction of homosexual characters and alternative lifestyles.
Other prominent roles including the Pepe on the German version of Sesame Street and, most recently, co-host of hit reality show I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!
Indeed, after posting an article hailing the death of a German Comedian, Dirk Bach, as a homosexual who hated the Church and insisting that he was in [boiling there, in fact, as one commenter corrects] Hell and hated children while he was alive, the post generated over a million hits and prompted 1,500 or so messages in at least one combox covering the story.
Surprisingly, or not, over half of the thousands of e-mails kreuz.net received were encouraging.
Already earlier today, a post had appeared in kreuz.net's News Reports, describing an "Illiterate Homosexual" who planned on paying kreuz.net back for condemning homosexual depravity and speaking ill of the dead.
Also, kreuz.net has been under attack from 'Anonymous' which has been unable to unhorse this intrepid blog after frequent unsuccessful and ineffective attacks as kreuz.net is often happy to report.
We've never noticed kreuz.net off line before. It's never off line, but in case you might be wondering what became of it, there are certainly no shortage of people on the wrong side of things who'd love to see it gone forever.
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