I was tolerating him for awhile, but from this point onward Frank Walton is banned from this blog. Frank, if you post here, even in response to this thread, your comment will be deleted. Then I will turn on comment moderation and not let any of your comments through, even though this will be a pain to everyone else.
This ban was prompted by a comment made by Walton in which he claimed that the members of the Rational Response Squad advocate shooting Christians. I followed the posted link, and found that the main basis for this claim was not not anything said by the actual members of the RRS, but a guest (one time, as far as I can tell). The comment was not even made on their show. His other basis was a comment made by Rook Hawkins about getting rid of people like Walton. This comment said nothing about actual violence, and occured in the context of Hawkins calling Walton on another bogus charge, in this case a charge of plagarism. It was the equivalent of saying "we should get rid of politicians who lie their way into office"--not in any way applying they should be killed.
Those familiar with Walton will know that this is part of a long pattern with him. I know Daniel Morgan consulted with a lawyer who said that if Walton's targets wanted to prosecute, they would have a strong libel case. I assume the RRS is fully aware of Walton's claims and has their reasons for not prosecuting.
In any case, this blog will not be a venue for libel. I have no intention of rescinding this ban at any point in the future--I once started deleting his comments before but let him back, and after a second offense I see no reason to be so forgiving.