Monday, May 16, 2005

Anytime now, Lord...

A warning -- this title will be used a few times...

You've Got To Be Kidding
So, remember back in April, I mentioned that the Texas legislature was considering a bill to outlaw naughty cheerleading routines? Well, according to the bill's author, State Representative Al Edwards, "overly suggestive routines," which have yet to be defined, are a "distraction and result in pregnancies, dropouts, and the contraction of herpes and H.I.V." Texas, you have only yourself to blame. You elected this clown, so you deserve every tax dollar and taxpayer's time-waster this guy dishes out. Of course, he could step down in disgrace after it's revealed that the real reason he wants the girls to stop droppin' it like it's hot is because a boy or two has dropped it like it's hot instead. In fairness to the State of Texas, news reports are saying the bill probably won't pass because there are more important things for the Department of Education to focus on. I wouldn't hold my breath though. This is the state that had McGraw Hill remove any positive references to homosexuality in health ed textbooks used in its schools.

And in sick, twisted news...
Approximately 100 worshippers were denied communion on Pentecost Sunday (May 15) by a Catholic church in Minneapolis because they were part of a peaceful protest by the Rainbow Sash Alliance. The Rainbow Sash movement is an international group of LGBT Catholics. It seems they wear a rainbow sash (or pin) to service. This identified them as supporters of gay rights, which the Catholic church is against, and so anyone who supports gay rights, or at least in this church, the Cathedral of Saint Paul (go and visit kids!), was denied communion thanks to policy set by our friend Pope Benedict XVI, following the advice, I'm sure, or the late Pope John Paul II. Here's the sick and twisted part. Simply identifying yourself with this group by the wearing of some rainbow thing meant you were denied the holiest sacrament of the Christian church. This, from a body that bent over backwards to cover up the sexual abuse of thousands of children. You can get a kid to pull your pud, but the bread & wine is still accessible to you. Murderer? Serial killer? Come on in. Merely admitting your disagreement with the oppression of a group of people for who they love, whether you're actually a member of this group or not will keep you from the one act that every Christian partakes in to note their Christianity. No wonder young people are leaving the church. Excuse me while I retch.

Then, the Rev. Chan Chandler, the former pastor of a North Carolina church tells his parishioners in a pre-Election Day sermon that they need to "repent or resign" if they vote for John Kerry. Unbelievable. He knows he's skating on thin ice, but in the sermon tape, he goes on to say he doesn't care.

There's this strange infusion of Christianity into popular culture -- what is up with that NBC series "Revelations" and why didn't it get relegated to PAX where it belonged? I am so completely creeped out by this nasty, virulent form of religion. It's leaving a greasy film in my mouth like cold McDonald's. According to the Bible, 144,000 people will make it to Heaven after the Apocalypse. That's a pretty big number, and I'm not convinced that some who think they'll make it actually will.

Feel free to come in and clean house, Lord. Anytime. Really. Seriously. No, seriously...

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home