Tuesday, February 13

Blue Gal's gay agenda initiative

I suggested this initiative at a satirical piece I wrote for The Aristocrats, but it seems to have resonated with a couple folks. Feel free to steal this image for your sidebar, and while you're at it, do what I did and link the image to Dignity, the largest organization for GLBT Catholics.

I like this from their website:

The Vatican has released a document banning priests "who are actively homosexual, have deep-seated homosexual tendencies, or support the so-called 'gay culture.'" … This galling fact is, this document, while purporting to "clarify" Church teaching or "purify" the priesthood, is really nothing more than an effort to link the criminal activity of pedophile priests with homosexuality, and to distract from the reprehensible behavior of bishops who covered up their misconduct.

The image above is in no way intended to "link the criminal activity of pedophile priests with homosexuality." It's meant to be funny, and get people to think.

On topic, there's a great article in the latest Atlantic Monthly about the efforts of some low-key gay activists to make sure state legislator races (and yes, this issue will only be won at the local/state level one at at time, imho) go to those who at least will not follow a right wing anti-gay agenda.

Chris Crain blogs this article way better than I could, though.


  1. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Ooooo... Malkin's gonna come after you now! ;)

  2. Anonymous3:06 PM


    When the standard liturgy includes the phrase, "Eat for this is my body," what do they expect?

    Best regards,


  3. This shouldn't surprise you too much because satire and irony are neither in a winger's dictionary.

    In fact, I'm not so sure humor isn't missing too.

  4. Anonymous9:26 PM

    Watch it, BG, or you'll end up with "good Christians" sending you death threats.

  5. You know, I just don't get it. Would someone please 'splain to me why anybody would want to be a member of an organization that teaches its members to despise them?

    I'm not suggesting that members of the GLBT community should hate the church back, but they should find a community that will welcome them instead of asking for acceptance from people who just don't get it. If and when the pope and all his fabulous cardinals face facts and accept that there's no reason to exclude gays, they can come back, but until then, they should have no part of this pack of phobes.

  6. Well, it's no different than the way the Mormon church treated black folk.

    Their official position until the 70s and to a large extent today, as I understand it, is to say We're not saying that you're going to hell, just that you came from there.

    And that's essentially what the Catholic church is saying here.

    I agree with Qwerty. Find a nice liberal Methodist/Quaker/Unitarian church of your choice that isn't going to deny your right to exist the way you were created by G_d.

  7. I think the Catholic Church is still reeling from Pope Joan ... and from Pope John Paul, the Pope some claim was murdered only 33 days after his election.



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