Yes, I got behind the Red. I even got a red t-shirt and a cap.
But this is NOT what I had in mind.
Caps, people! Washington Capitals! You’re wearing red in the wrong place to cheer for the wrong thing!
I have not considered the topic of “same sex marriage”–other than in jest–because I cannot take it seriously.
What is to debate? Same-sex marriage is impossible. “Same-sex marriage” is like “oven-roaster Greenland.”
In other words, when I hear the phrase, my reaction is:
Nonetheless, things are starting to get out of hand when a potential Miss USA is reduced to incoherence on the subject, and still gets in trouble:
I do not wish anyone any harm. Sodomy is always a grave evil. I am not looking for a fight, but…
…I would have a grand time defying any attempts by the state to force me to perform a “gay marriage.”
I would go to jail with a smile.
Bring it on.
…Plus, here is a great speech for you:
The courses of his youth promised it not.
The breath no sooner left his father’s body,
But that his wildness, mortified in him,
Seem’d to die too; yea, at that very moment
Consideration, like an angel, came
And whipp’d the offending Adam out of him,
Leaving his body as a paradise,
To envelop and contain celestial spirits.
Never was such a sudden scholar made;
Never came reformation in a flood,
With such a heady currance, scouring faults
Nor never Hydra-headed wilfulness
So soon did lose his seat
and all at once
As in this king.
These are the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury, describing the young, newly crowned King Henry V (in Henry V by William Shakespeare).
Someday, perhaps, someone will say such nice things about you and me.
This speech is like the new motto for P. & B. D.
4 thoughts on “Rocking the Wrong Red”
Will you make a special button or section for your new motto?
I think I missed something – what is the new motto?
I’m glad you would go to jail with a smile, Father, because forget about performing a gay marriage. . . it will likely soon be a hate crime simply for a holy and orthodox priest to state from the pulpit that homosexualtity is a sin.
Be assured your loving parishoners will figure a way to smuggle you a “cold big daddy” and wifi connection. But then again, perhaps a copy of the writings of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan would be of more value.
Reading the following excerpt from Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, RI, is a good reminder of what is happening here.
AS Catholics WE must be pro-active…we can’t wait for “them” to “Bring it on!”; we need to already be in the ballgame! Let Simpson be the couch potato, but let’s get off of our #@@’s.
“Rhode Island, Most Catholic State, Welcomes Gay Marriage” (Excerpt)
BY BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
Rhode Island Catholic – Posted April 23, 2009
That’s a headline we haven’t seen yet, dear readers, but probably will in the next couple of years. And, make no mistake about it – that’s exactly
what the headline will say as the story makes its way around the state and across the nation.
And what’s the typical response of Catholics in Rhode Island? “As long as it doesn’t affect me, I really don’t care what other people do,” you say. “We
shouldn’t judge other people,” you demur. “The Church is losing its influence. I don’t think there’s anything we can do,” you rationalize.
The Church teaches us that it’s the responsibility of the laity to get involved in public life, to transform the secular order into the Kingdom of
God. Therefore, if someday a headline reads, “Rhode Island, Most Catholic State, Welcomes Gay Marriage,” people across the nation will ask, “How did
that happen?” And it’ll be our fault, fellow Catholics – not necessarily because we approved of gay marriage – but simply because our abysmal apathy
allowed it to happen.
Full Text: http://thericatholic.com/stories/2089.html