Thursday, uh, yesterday was quite a day for gays.
They got the green light to ask PCUSA pastors to preside at their weddings in Pittsburgh (go to www.presbyweb.com, www.pcusa.org, or www.layman.org to see what's happening on this and other apostasies in the formerly faithful franchise).
They got the red light from JB for BHO and SP for JM who said they like gays a lot and even know some and know they like to do what they like to do and should have their civil rights protected but aren't gonna help walk down the aisle to Wagnerian tunes.
Let me get this, uh, straight.
The church - or, in this case, the PCUSA, which is increasingly difficult to identify as part of the Church if you're gonna consider stuff like Biblical Christianity as upheld by its own constitution which is increasingly defied by clergy/elders and their bureaucrats who enable 'em - doesn't have moral standards as high as the current crop of aspirants for the oval office?
Bible not Beatles.
Speaking of the VP debate, I was not disappointed.
JB was his typical old hack politician self, invoking Scranton in St. Louis more than Jesus came up in Pittsburgh, and talking about BHO as if the very junior Senator from Illinois was Thomas Jefferson's ghost writer.
SP was hot.
A friend asked, "Do you think SP is prepared to be President?"
I responded, "Compared to whom?"
Let me repeat to the chagrin and hysterics of my way left and way right subscribers who haven't sent in a nickel to help pay off my Caliber and plastic but who have forwarded these KDs all over the place because Hans and friends haven't picked up my option yet, "I am not psyched about any of the Presidential dudes because one suffers from short man's disease and the other is vacuously eloquent with nutty buddies and one VP candidate is a serial plagiarist with a smile about as authentic as Paris Hilton's pledge to be a role model for adolescent girls; and while SP has resurrected Tina Fey's SNL career which is good, I can think of many others who inspire more confidence when it comes to the challenges before us."
Having said that, I like SP's clarity, consistency, authenticity, and Christianity - There! I said it! - much, much, much more than the fuzzy ideologies and same-old-same-old political styles without substance of the, uh, guys.
All things being unequal, I'm for the only one who seems to know Jesus, wants to make Him known, and isn't embarrassed to bring Him up by name.
Besides, she's hot.
I've been reading the reviews; and here's the most concise, comprehensive, and compelling conclusion on how it went: "I thought she was great. I felt like she was talking to me. She is so personable. She is a breath of fresh air and not like those other run of the mill politicians. I like JB. I thought he did a good job. But SP was the star!"
While I don't identify my sources or subscribers to spare them from, uh, whomever, I'm making an exception on this one.
It's from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania which is just down the road from Scranton which JB claims as home except when he's in Delaware; which is as ridiculous as HRC wearing a Yankees hat or RG wearing a Red Sox hat.
It's my mom.
From a TV guy in Pittsburgh: "Is SP qualified to be VP? She is certainly no less qualified than those 'serving' in the House and Senate...those same qualified people who so aptly oversaw Fannie May, Freddie Mac, and are now bailing out the whole banking system to the tune of $700,000,000,000...By the way, when asked how they come to that figure, a Treasury Department source answered that they really didn't know how much $ they needed; only that they needed a big number. I'm sure the Treasury Department people are qualified too."
From my #1 braveheart in the Midwest in response to my question about the 700+ big ones ("Am I the only one who thinks this bailout smells like state socialism?"): "Nope, not by a long shot. The American public - both left and right - hates this bailout but the government seeks only to promote their own advancement in any way possible. The only good thing to come out of this whole bailout situation was NP showing the world what a jerk she is."
From my #1 devotional writer in Oklahoma: "Have you noticed that anytime someone disagrees with BHO, he immediately wants to ban them from the airwaves! And, yes, the media has already decided who won this debate [see yesterday's KD]; even before the debate has happened! But God! I think God will get involved in this thing tonight; and I am praying and believing that God will fill SP's mouth every time she opens it, and the Spirit of Wisdom that filled Daniel will also fill her!"
That woman in Oklahoma can pray!
Though I don't expect mainliners to get this, methinks SP is so anathema to so many because she is so unashamedly Christian; as opposed to mainliners who seem embarrassed by His name or any connection with Him.
Have you ever noticed how mainline clergy have more friends among apostates and antagonists to Christianity than fundamentalists, evangelicals, Pentecostals, charismatics, and the like?
Just an observation.
Hearing I'm an ecclesiastical mediator for hire with a 99.99% customer satisfaction rating and references, a subscriber in Kansas City sent a story about his dad who did the same thing.
After trying so unsuccessfully to identify the cause of conflict between a congregation and pastor, an old woman revealed, "He jogs."
As what's-his-name likes to say, and now the rest of the story:
"What's wrong with that?"
"He jogs in shorts!"
"Well, this is western Kansas and you must stay cool running."
"He doesn't just jog in shorts. He jogs in short shorts."
According to my source, "My dad talked to the pastor who then stopped jogging in short shorts and all was well again."
People are hungry, poor, unclothed, unsheltered, unsaved, bruised, beaten, battered, and butchered by the meanness, madness, and misery of life in the modern world and church; and somebody is mad at the pastor for jogging in short shorts.
Help me, Jesus!
All together now, "Onward Christian..."
Speaking of pejorative pathologies, this just in from Cubdom: "You're right. It pains me to admit it, but you're right. I do not 'expect' the Cubs to win a World Series in my lifetime in much the same way I do not 'expect' to see reform in the PCUSA in my lifetime. It's so sad, isn't it?"
Have you ever heard Bob Dylan's song "Sarah"?
Last night, last night,
Wasn't like any night...
Blessings and Love!