- When he's not leading a shareholder revolt
, Jack Thompson
is apparently a spokesman for God.
In a letter to Take Two's CEO Strauss Zelnick
, the former attorney said that Take-Two's recent stock tumble is an act of God.
Thompson wrote: "As you will recall, when we met in New York for a couple of hours on May 15, 2007, I mentioned to you that unless Take-Two cleaned up its corporate act (stopped marketing and selling its Mature-rated games to minors), there would be a wicked price to pay.
Since then Take-Two's stock has gone from $26 to $7+ per share. I think God has put the world together in such a way that your company's wrongdoing has made this fiscal reckoning unavoidable. Scripture says so.
I have been your company's and its shareholders' best friend in all this since I appeared on 60 Minutes in the spring of 2005, but you chose to characterize me as your company's enemy, pledging to destroy me, and now the piper is being paid. God is not amused.
The harm you and your agents have done to me is predictable, as Jesus told his disciples: "The world hates you because it first hated me." I'll be fine, as God promises that "All things work to the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose." I am called, are you? Jesus says, "I knock on the door, and anyone who answers, I will come in." Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, calls you even now.
Please repent of your company's sins. God will reward both it and you. Shalom, Jack Thompson."
God's wrath continued today, sending Take-Two's stock down three percent for the day.