Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Westboro Baptist Church Calls Out North Dakota

I am mad. I am angry over an article that I read last night. Furious in fact. There is a church, and to use the term “church” is to use it very freely, that has issued a press release from their…oh lets call it….their lair in Kansas which is praising the heavens for the imminent flood that myself and much of North Dakota is currently facing. The “church” is the Westboro Baptist Church.

Now, of course this should be a classic case of letting the little children thrash and have their tantrum, but I have no intention of letting them do that without a little swat on the rear to let them know not to do it again.

The source of their little temper tantrum stems from the fact that North Dakota passed a law which prevents protesters from getting within 300 feet of a funeral. That’s right, they are going around to FUNERALS all over the country protesting with filthy signs and images that won’t even be uttered here. AND they have the audacity, the arrogance to presume that the reason for the current flood in North Dakota was because of them. If we only let them protest at our American Soldier’s funerals, then we would not be flooding. Apparently, they missed the lesson on Pride being one of the Seven, and the fact that rain falls on the just and the unjust alike. Precipitation and meteorology are foreign to the WBC.

Now to the Westboro Baptist "Church", I’m sure I speak for much of North Dakota when I say this….bring it on. If we will ever be punished for protecting grieving families from you spewing your filth then you have said one thing that is absolutely correct WBC…we do not worship your god. A “god” that seeks revenge solely to punish those protecting others is definitely no god of mine. We SHALL turn back this flood that, according to you, your “god” has sent BECAUSE of you, and we SHALL do it with sandbags, volunteers, and a triumph of the human spirit. Even if it flows over the banks, it SHALL not break our spirit. Homes will be rebuilt and life will go on for us, and the law will remain in the books to keep your wicked tongue behind your teeth.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Baseball's A-fraud

Now, I don’t know if this is a big deal to everyone who might be out reading posts, but I love baseball and all this A-fraud business makes me a little angry.

First of all, I want to emphasize the fact that I’m not really an Alex Rodriguez fan. He is a good ball player and all, but he plays for the Yankees so it’s my obligation to dislike him. That being said I was hoping for him to be (and pardon this phrase) the “savior of baseball.” I believed that he was going to come along with his homeruns and wipe the stink of the bulky and obviously doped Barry Bonds from the annals of history. He would take the all-time homerun record from that genetically modified hulk and put it back on legitimate ground. Then he went along and broke our hearts.

Now, there have been many a debate over this subject near the water cooler and on TV. But the question that I keep coming back to is, if his cousin handed him something and he didn’t know exactly what it was and exactly what it would do, why would he take it? He needed it to make him better, so he could live up to the contract. Therefore, he would definitely know what he was taking because he needed it to help him earn the enormous contract that he received. How can somebody who claims that he felt pressured from such a large contract that he needed to take something, how could he then not be sure of what he was taking? And on top of that, how can someone who is earning that kind of coin because of his body not know exactly what the stuff is and what it will do? He’s making a quarter of a billion dollars, but hell lets give the bolĂ© stuff a shot even though I don’t have a clue what it is or what effects it may have on my body.

There are just too many holes in his testimony, and too many lies to start trusting him now.

I’m sorry “Savior” but it turns out you were just a “false prophet” and we will have to continue waiting.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Open Your Eyes

Regardless of the fact that I may be speaking to a nearly empty parish I feel that this is something that needs to be shouted on all forums available.

There are rules in our society made to prevent one man from killing, robbing, or otherwise hurting another and thereby preventing some of his basic inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but what would one gay man marrying another gay man hurt.....who would it hurt??

I'm conservative, I'm not used to being around just anyone who is gay and sometimes I do get uncomfortable, but we cannot and should not be able to outlaw an entire group of people's ability to be happy simply because it makes us uncomfortable and we don't want it happening in OUR towns or in OUR churches.

First of all, it's not going to happen in your churches if your religion doesn't allow it, and that is how it should be. We should make those decisions within our church not on a national level. Separation of church and state can and should work both ways. No religion should be able to force its ideals upon a nation enveloping everyone to one narrow-minded point of view. The United States is too great to be so petty. WE are too great to penalize anyone, regardless if you believe that it is a choice or not.

Second of all, it's too late, its a huge conspiracy and there are gays everywhere (hehe). But seriously gays are involved in every level of government and are in every society so why try to keep out those that are already in. Unless we want to go on witch hunts, we will just have to grow up and accept that unlike the Loch Ness Monster they exist, they are here, and they are accept it and move on....for its not hurting you or anyone else.