Monday, March 10, 2008

Chicken Potpourri for the Religious Soul...
(that's a little bit disenchanting...)

Apparently Mississippi has nothing better to do when they run out of crayfish to cook. A bill introduced in the state senate would make it illegal for gays to adopt.

"Well," you might be thinking, "they are just upholding the bible-belt values they believe in, right?" Disregarding the fact that "bible-belt values" aren't actually valuable, the backwoods spokesperson for the bill, state representative Phillip Gunn, states in the article, "Obviously there are a lot of single people out there with a lot of love to give an adoptive child, and we certainly don't want to prohibit that, and that is not a bad way to raise a child."

So, in an attempt to prevent gay couples from adopting, they have introduced a bill that would "bar cohabiting unmarried couples, including gay and lesbian couples, from adopting children."

You know, unless they are single gay and lesbian adoptive parents...

So much for the "two-parent" theory a lot of fundies put forth... Even single 21-year-olds are better than two financially well-off committed homo's...

As the article states very nicely at the end of the article, Apparently, gays make poor adoptive parents only when they're partnered.
In other news, the Pope has decided that there isn't enough rules and regulations to be found in the good book, and he must present the world with some new sins. The Vatican
  • opposes stem cell research that involves destruction of embryos and has warned against the prospect of human cloning;
  • has made several strong appeals for the protection of the environment, saying issues such as climate change had become gravely important for the entire human race;
  • also listed drug trafficking and social and economic injustices as modern sins.
Of course, calling drugs a "modern evil" not only leaves us feeling like the Pope still missed the frickin' boat (apparently he hasn't yet heard about Moses' little problem...), if he thinks economic injustices are such an issue, he should start handing out all that money he's got back to all the poor saps he took it from to begin with! Why is it that monks and nuns have to take a vow of poverty, but the Mother Church gets decked out like money isn't an issue? Don't you think, dear Pontius Pope, that the money you collect every Sunday might do more good if it stayed in the hands of your mostly poverty-stricken followers? Man does not live on communion bread alone, after all...
Speaking of Moses' "little problem", what many confused as a gold-calf worshiping orgy when Moses came down the mountain (and his high) was actually... an intervention (completely missed in translation was also the fact that it wasn't a golden calf they were worshiping, it was a golden-fried veal patty that the Israelites thought would go a long way toward easing the munchies they knew their fearless leader would have after so much imbibing...). Like most addicts, Moses was pissed as hell, broke the commandments, thus had to climb all the way back up the mountain to re-carve the damn rules... Hey, give them a break! It's not like interventions were all that common back then... They were bound to fail!

Seriously though--does anyone actually believe that he wasn't high? He
  • talked to a "burning bush that was not consumed" (while the bush claimed to be god),
  • made his people wander in a desert for forty years,
  • and thinks he parted a sea for two to three million people to cross before a horse-drawn army captured them?
Yeah, he was a druggy alright, and based on how grouchy he seemed to be all the time? Not a fun druggy...
Alas, potpourri...

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