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Stuff White People Like

I can’t be the last to know about this seeming follow up to Black People Love Us
Fight the urge to qualify, parse, fight, defend…at least until the comments piss you off. (2500+ comments on the “Asian Girls” topic alone at this point.)

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Top Posts from “Full List of Stuff White People Like”
#96 New Balance Shoes
White People in the News: Education Special
#11 Asian Girls
#1 Coffee
#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside
#4 Assists
#88 Having Gay Friends
#2 Religions that their parents don’t belong to
#81 Graduate School

Of course there is already a Stuff Queer People Like in nascent stages, an offshoot of a blog to watch.

John McCain’s (Kerry-esque) gay marriage doubletalk a chance to change debate.

“I think gay marriage should be allowed if there’s a ceremony kind of thing if you want to call it that. I don’t have any problem with that…I think private ceremonies are fine. I do not think gay marriage should be legal.” –John McCain (via: Towleroad)

This double speak from McCain is what could lose him the election.

It had the power to bring down Kerry in the last election. Hillary’s lack of authenticity as pointed out regularly by Arianna Huffington(a May Huffington Post piece which also notes that McCain’s authenticity was “getting paler by the minute” even then.) and her coyness on gay issues is a big negative, not only in terms of not standing with us, but in terms of her ability to win if she’s given the chance to run and hasn’t gotten less coy by then.**

That said, McCain’s comments provide an opening for us to change this political discussion. I’ve been meaning to finish a post i started on this sometime back. Watch for it soon. Perhaps today. This might be just the news peg for me. We give the oppostion the edge by agreeing to discuss “gay marriage”. Gay marriage is allowed. We can get married with the blessing of many religions, communities, and most importantly by our own free will.

**ASIDE: And i remain wary of Ms. Clinton’s well-known and long-held position that democrats must not openly and unequivocably support gay and lesbian issues if they want to win, going so far as to blame her shortsighted, unpolitic attempt to change healthcare on her husband’s gays in the military issue and staying away from support ever since.)

Photos by Buck82 and Hot Rod (both Flickr cc)

Joy of Sects: Chef, a cult, a Cruise, and his wives

So much has happened in such a short time with Southpark and Scientology. A chronology is in order and Kerry Bailey’s done a great one.

Even if Tom Cruise didn’t threaten to skip doing promotion for his next film, someone did get Comedy Central (whose parent company is releasing the next Mission Impossible) to pull the Southpark rerun in which a cartoon Cruise hides out in Stan’s closet while former-wife, a cartoon Nicole, cartoon tv reporters, and everyone else implores him to “come out of the closet.” Meanwhile, Stan is hiding out from his inevitable destiny since being recognized as the reincarnated Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. A mouthful, like all good Southpark episodes.

Isaac Hayes quit after many shows trashing the pope, jews, islam, and christians, saying making fun of Scientology had gone too far.

Matt and Trey aren’t backing down, are funnier than ever, and will be back for more.

This week’s new episode ended with a gnarly death for Chef and one of the boys saying at the funeral, “We can’t hold it against Chef, we have to blame the silly club that scrambled his brains.”

And, they showed their mastery last week with a press release after the rerun was pulled (Defamer). It’s even better read aloud.:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!

-Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu