As Lana Kane Would Say With Narrowed Eyes…

1) So…in this gentleman’s world, someone who will sell a person cream puffs but not a wedding cake? Totally equivalent to building concentration camps and perpetrating genocide.

Hyperbole, much?

2) Fully aware of the irony inherent in what I am about to say, I’m going to say it, anyway: the next person who tells me that because Jesus drove the moneychangers from the temple, all enraged non-God-men are justified in being cruel and ugly to their also-redeemed fellow humans is going to get this.

3) It’s astonishing to me how many times people in comboxes are content to say the exact same thing they’ve said, again and again. Growth through repetition happens in the gym. Not so much in debate.

4) Bong! Say something new is not a bad thing to tell ourselves, sometimes. But that’s just me and my woeful attention span. I fully appreciate that at this moment you want to say:

5) I did appreciate commenter Lynn Perrizo’s stuff this morning, though, mostly because it was something different:

Lynn Perrizo • 10 hours ago

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” (Colossians 3:23, 24 NLT)

So when I read this this morning my thought was that those verse answer this whole thing. Amen. Jesus commanded us to go and make diciples of all nations. We don’t get to decide who we will be an example of Christ’s love to. The people Jesus had the biggest problem with was the religious leaders. I do not want to be a member of that group! As the church we are reflect who Jesus is to the whole world. Not just those who from our piping of view sin in a way that is acceptable to me.

6) I want to know why everyone on Facebook seems to be talking about fried chicken and waffles.

7) Is this a thing? Why have I never heard of this before? Is it something good?

8) And finally, do you want ants? Because this is how we get ants!

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  • Mary123s

    that was great…I love Archer

  • TerryC

    It is neither kindness, nor the equivalent of knocking down tables to hold the position that refusal to engage in public material cooperation with evil is in some way cruel. It’s very true in our confused society, where the greatest sins is to make someone feel bad many people seem to feel that have a right not to hear the truth. People sin all the time, myself included. I have no right not be be confronted with that fact because it might hurt my feelings.
    What is more cruel, to hold my tongue while my brother engages in activities which will lead to the damnation of his eternal soul, or to try to tell him the truth in the hope he will repent his actions and so escape into the arms of a loving God, all because it might cause him to feel bad?

  • Barb

    Love your attitude. Hate the gifs

  • karen

    I don’t know if “we” can save people who think they are in the right- from themselves… or, if we are meant to set example so they may follow. As to the examples we should be following, as Catholics- my heart and my head conflict. My soul follows both paths, each in turn. Acting out of anger is not acceptable.

    The Priest, holding the sign- ~no Religion should vote to discriminate~, i think i saw this at Deacon’s Bench- made me realize that to do business does not mean one condones behavior. Hotels owned by Christians/religious that accommodate “Mr and Mrs Smith” may not condone cheating…

    I wonder, though- if the Priest pictured would feel the same if he were commissioned to perform a wedding between two men or women. Would he say “yes” so as not to be discriminating others’ choices, or if that would fall under another category?

    One would think- in this impoverished economy- that gayfolk would seize on the opportunity to create their own cakes and to heck w/the rest. BWDIK.

  • Augustine

    Oh, but, you see, the religious people were the target of Our Lord’s admonitions, so He was against religion and religious people and wanted us all to be spiritual, but not religious. Or so goes Lynn’s sentimental pablum.

  • anon

    Fried chicken and waffles is a southern thing, salty and sweet.

  • valleys of neptune

    What always confuses me, as an observer, is the way they (like Chik-Fil-A) have chosen to make their stand on gays. Quite apart from the fact that I can’t imagine any firm turning away divorced and remarried people (whose arrangements are unambiguously denounced by Jesus himself), are there not better ways of having their convictions become part of their entire life, including business?

    They could be paying their staff more, ensuring their imported goods are fairly traded, demanding that their sellers treat their staff and the animals they generate eggs, milk etc. from fairly. If their religion is going to be a positive thing rather than discriminating against (some) people who are deemed to be sinners, it might impress more outsiders. That is the bit that has me scratching my head.

  • george-a

    Who has been turned away? I have only seen the owner state his beliefs. I have never heard that the company does any turning away or suchlike. Can you please provide references for my education? Thanks.

  • GM

    How does Chik-Fil-A discriminate against gays? As I understand it they do not refuse to serve gays, and they do not refuse to hire gays. They simply financially support groups that do not believe in gay marriage. I think you don’t really know what you are talking about.