Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In the news...

Veterans Day…

We just celebrated Veterans Day in the U.S.A. – but not everyone celebrates Veterans day the same way. How do the members of the “Topeka based Westboro Baptist church” honor veterans? As you can see by the photograph, by going to military funerals and holding up signs saying “You’re going to hell” and “God hates you” Which God is this I wonder? By which name? Certainly not the God that goes by the name God, Allah, and Yahweh. Here is a quote from an associated press article in USA Today:

“The church routinely pickets military funerals with signs reading "Thank God for dead soldiers" and "God hates fags," saying God is punishing America for its immoral ways.” - $11M Verdict in funeral protesters case, USA Today (source: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-31-funeralprotesters_N.htm)photo credit: Associated Press

While these people who have somehow deluded themselves into thinking they are the voice of God are busy shoving Leviticus 18:22 in peoples faces to justify hatred of Gays tell them to flip over to Leviticus 25: 44-46 and tell me how many Canadians I can own. At least now they have 11 million reasons to reconsider their bigotry. No matter what you may or may not think of a particular war and its reasons, the simple fact of the matter is that the young man who was buried at the funeral in case died for his country and his beliefs.

Prayer in school?

Forget even the most remote possibility of prayer in school, and now even hugs are right out. An associated press article entitled “Girl Serves Detentions for Hugs” reported the following:

“Two hugs equals two days of detentions for 13-year-old Megan Coulter. The eight-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friend Friday.”

Thank Heavens that school districts in this country haven’t stopped at ending prayer in schools but are continuing to quash rebellion by ending hugging.

The Vatican working hard to protect us all…

So while you are all waiting for the Vatican to work out exactly how many Canadians we can own in the USA they are busy protecting us from the villainies of gay men and lesbian women…no…really. Stop that laughing. Here is a quote from an associated press article entitled “Priest only pretending to be gay”…(source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/10/14/gay.monsignor.ap/)

“A Vatican official suspended after being caught on hidden camera making advances to a young man said in an interview published Sunday that he is not gay and was only pretending to be gay as part of his work. In an interview with La Repubblica newspaper, Monsignor Tommaso Stenico said he frequented online gay chat rooms and met with gay men as part of his work as a psychoanalyst.

He said that he pretended to be gay in order to gather information about "those who damage the image of the Church with homosexual activity."

Vatican teaching holds that homosexual activity is a sin.

‘It's all false; it was a trap. I was a victim of my own attempts to contribute to cleaning up the Church with my psychoanalyst work,’ La Repubblica quoted Stenico as saying.”

As for me, one nun in the U.S.A, I will continue in my delusional beliefs that God loves everyone no matter who it is. That when God, in the person of Jesus Christ “love one another as I have loved you” he meant no exceptions…even bigots who protest at military funerals or priests who pretend to be gay to protect us.