At First I Eschewed the Boycott Against Sam Adams. Now, Count Me In.

Sam Adams logo

OK.  There will be no more Sam Adams at my house. You may remember that last week I posted an article reporting that Samuel Adams, the Boston-based beer company, in its July 4 commercial had dropped any reference to the Creator from the Declaration of Independence.  Conservatives immediately began murmuring the word “boycott,” and the brewer offered a fairly lame excuse citing constraints imposed by the Beer Institute Advertising Code. I was un-persuaded by the company’s apology … [Read more...]

Breathtaking Disrespect: Pope-Emeritus Benedict Portrayed in Condoms

Pope Benedict made of condoms

I’m speechless.  In a convergence of chutzpah and bad taste, Shorewood (WI) artist Niki Johnson has used 17,000 multi-colored condoms to create a larger-than-life portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  She has titled the creation “Eggs Benedict”. Just like the fawning ministers in Hans Christian Andersen’s tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, modern-day art critics have reacted to the art piece with enthusiasm.  Critics from the United States and around the world have … [Read more...]

Watch Thursday, As Dominican Sisters Compete in “The American Bible Challenge”!

Dominican Sisters high-five

This Thursday, I’m betting on the Sisters!  At 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 21, three of the Ann Arbor-based Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will compete for a $140,000 top purse on the Game Show Network’s top-rated show, “THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE”. The Sisters are tight-lipped about the outcome of the show, which has already been taped; but comedian Jeff Foxworthy, host of the program, obviously had a good time at the taping.  Foxworthy said … [Read more...]


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