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My Father Is a Dancer
One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living.
All the typical answers came up - fireman, mechanic, businessman, salesman... and so forth..
However, little Phil Jr. was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about his father, he replied, "My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes to music in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money."
The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and took little Phil Jr. aside to ask him, "Is that really true about your father?"
"No," the boy said, "He plays football for the Chicago Bears, but it's too embarrassing to say that in front of the other kids."
A visiting priest is holding confession in St. Paul's Catholic church. A penitent confesses he has had gay sex with a neighbor. The visiting priest, not knowing the lay of land, sticks his head out of the confessional. He asks the 12 year old altar boy what Father Tom gives for sodomy. The boys says, "A Pepsi and a Snickers Bar."
I guess you're right. It's another instance of "Don't try this at home."
Maybe it's time to go to confession.
The Sounds of Sodomy, anyone?
"Okay, it probably doesn’t qualify as the world’s most Sophisticated Theology, but this caused a great deal of snickering in Ireland today. The leaflet apparently is the work of a Christian group campaigning against Ireland’s imminent referendum on same-sex marriage. They had virtually no hope of stopping the inevitable even before this page started hitting the streets and then trending on social media, as there is an extremely comfortable margin of support for it. Now they probably have even less.
Such heartfelt pleas immediately launched an appropriately-named, harmless, but possibly NSFW hashtag on Twitter and is getting roundly mocked everywhere.
It is sad that some people still think their religion mandates homophobia, but heartening that the general reaction to religious bigotry in Ireland today is laughter."
I didn't see the BBC version James, and I would surely hesitate to put Cumberbatch up against a lion of the classical British stage like Jacobi. Benedict did turn in a very deep and nuanced performance though. The insouciant Sherlock role was good rehearsal for this one I'd guess. Rolling Stone's Travers gave him quite a rave, although old Peter isn't necessarily the most reliable film reviewer.
BB, did you ever see the BBC movie on Turing? Cumberbund has to be quite good if he can better the brilliant performing of the openly gay actor, Derek Jacoby. Title was Breaking the Code, and it was exceptional. I almost don't want to see the Cumberbund but know I will do so.
sk8eycat, interesting story in the newest Church and State magazine from Americans United (for Separation) about the lesbian mayor of Houston fucking up royally by sending subpoenas to local churches whose pastors refuse to comply with the benefits extension ordinance she got passed making them do this and that. They sued her and the council, so the respondent with a duces tecum requiring them supply her with texts of sermons given in the last six months, or something like that. The churches refused to comply and there was a hoop de do ending with withdrawl of the subpoenas and a black eye on the mayor. A.U. said it wished the mayor had not done what she had, because her actions were clearly improper. Hate to see a lgbtq pol -- especially one in Texas! -- get out of hand, but of course I sympathized with her. The red state element in that huge city could only be expected to do all it could to blacker her eye.
Went to see The Imitation Game yesterday with Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock fame playing Alan Turing. It wasn't exactly a suspense thriller, but it artfully and subtly depicted the irony of a man who literally saved millions of lives and shaved two years off WW II subsequently being hounded to death by the British government because of what he liked to do with his private parts. Showing a magnanimity similar to the Pope's with Galileo, they posthumously "pardoned" him fifty years after the fact.
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