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WASHINGTON, DC, September 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – P.Z. Myers, the infamous Minnesota biology professor who incited a national outcry after desecrating the Eucharist and photographing the act for his blog, has now focused his energies on a new target – Mike Koelzer, a member of American Life League Associate group Pharmacists for Life International.
 
Koelzer, owner of Kay Pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, stopped selling contraceptive products in 2002. He’s been featured in The Washington Post and on ABC World News for his views on abortion-causing drugs.
 
  Myers’ latest screed of religious intolerance on his blog Pharyngula incited an all-out internet attack against Koelzer. Threats and hate mail inundated Koelzer’s e-mail after he inadvertently sent Myers a speaking invitation.
 
“I would enjoy speaking at your church or your organization’s conference or other event. I also would be honored to have you share my apostolate in your blog etc. To learn more about my apostolate, please see www.prolifepharmacy.com,” Koelzer’s invitation read.
 
  An outraged Myers asked his blog readers to flood Koelzer’s Web site with mail. They replied en masse with over 400 threats of profanity and hate-filled messages including:
 
“Burn the building to the ground. And have Mike Koelzer sterilized.”
 
“Commit suicide.”
 
“And….. the rumor is you have quite a nice looking butt and if you play your cards right … well, let’s just say, I can be awfully grateful.”
 
“Not content with desecrating Catholics’ most sacred Sacrament, Myers is once again spewing hate and anger at anyone who would dare proclaim a belief in God or attempt to stop the murder of the preborn,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.

“Mike Koelzer is being persecuted for trying to protect innocent human life,” Brown said. “We encourage all American Life League supporters to log onto https://kaypharmacy.wufoo.com/forms/kay-survey/ and lend your support to the efforts of this courageous man.”

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