Shit that Pissed me off – 5/29

Catholic Church Says Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in The Republic of Ireland is a “Defeat for Humanity”

Cardinal Raymond Burke was featured here just last week.  I think it is fair to say that he has a big problem with homosexuals.

He also seems to have an even bigger problem with people who feel homosexuals have a right to exist without feeling ashamed of themselves.  While even the Pope seems a bit wishy-washy regarding church dogma on this particular topic, Burke is not.

He even went as far as to say “Pagans may have tolerated homosexual behaviours, they never dared to say this was marriage.”

If I say a complete non sequitor, maybe nobody will notice I'm an intolerant asshole!

If I say a complete non sequitur, maybe nobody will notice I’m an intolerant asshole!

Whoa, dude! You know you owe the pagans a lot, right?

If it weren’t for the pagans, we wouldn’t know when Jesus was born.  Or when he died.  We wouldn’t have an entire holiday devoted to drinking if St. Patrick hadn’t needed to drive those pesky pagans snakes out of Ireland.

So disrespect the gays, my friend.  It seems like the only way to get ahead in your particular line of work.

But leave the pagans out of this.  What have they ever done to you?

Girl Loses Honor Society Post Because She Showed her Shoulders

Cameron Boland was running unopposed to become the historian for the National Honor Society.  her qualifications were great.  Only one problem.

It was a hot day and she was wearing a spaghetti strap dress!  She’d been wearing a jacket but she took it off!  And she gave a speech with her shoulders fully exposed!!!

Having violated the sexist dress code of her school (although she wasn’t actually at her school), she was told that she would not be allowed to fill the post and it would instead be given to someone who didn’t even run for the job.

The message is clear: your qualifications don’t count, ladies, unless you learn to dress the way other people want you to dress.

Now look, I know we all should dress sharp at a job interview but the consequences of dressing improperly in such a situation are simple.  You might not get the job because they think you are a slob.

A high school student shouldn’t be disqualified from something because she was overheated.

Creationist Sues West Virginia Because They Are Teaching His Daughter Evolution

It’s one of those “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” kind of lawsuits.  He claims that Evolution is a faith based curriculum so it violates the separation of church and state.

At least I think he kind of says that.  Excerpts from his legal brief (he’s representing himself) are…a little weird.



He seems convinced that it will be harder for his daughter to become a veterinarian.  It is somewhat surprising for me to learn that veterinarians are expected to be creationists.  If true, I confess I’m a bit concerned about the care my cats are receiving.

What he really means, though, is that it is going to hurt her GPA if she believes in nonsense.

Denver Comic Con Has a Panel about Women in Comics with Zero Women on the Panel

I know what someone is going to say.  Hey, Tim, they say.  Can’t guys have completely valid opinions about women in comics?

Sure straw man!  They definitely can!  However, if you are going to talk about women in the comics industry, it really seems like having the perspective of at least one woman would be a good idea.  Especially given one of the convention guests was a woman who is an expert in comics history.

When contacted for an explanation, the organizers handled the situation with finesse and apologized for the oversight.


Ha ha ha!  No they didn’t!  They said it was a last minute addition and it wasn’t their fault and they figured the guy who put it together knew what he was doing!

Which double plus pisses me off.  When will people learn that the best of all possible responses to this kind of publicity is to simply say “we messed up and we’re very sorry?”

“One Million” Moms Launches a Petition so Fox Will Cancel “Lucifer”

The badly misnamed group has a problem with a television program that will depict the lord of hell as a guy who isn’t so bad and wants to get out of the eternal torture business.  He will be helping the police solve crimes instead.

Sounds a lot like “iZombie” with the Devil.  Or maybe “Castle” without Malcom Reynolds.

I don’t know.  The show could be great.

That doesn’t matter though, because, as always, “one million” moms are concerned about the children.  What kind of possible lesson could kids learn if they were shown that the Devil might not be all evil?  Or god isn’t all good?

Why they might learn that life consists almost entirely of shades of gray and almost nothing is as simple as it might seem.

We can’t have that!

Atheist Hosts a Draw Mohammed Event.  Outside a Mosque.

I have no issues with people drawing Mohammed.  None at all.

When you get a bunch of people together to draw Mohammed in front of a Mosque, I feel like you are entering Westboro Baptist Church territory.

That’s an inflammatory statement but hear me out.

The goal of the WBC is to make people uncomfortable at times when they should be comforted.  It is to rub their beliefs in the faces of those who do not share them.  It is to take something that is about someone else and make it all about them.

I feel like that is what this guy is trying to do.  He’s trying to make a religious service all about his objection to the religion.

Listen, I know you guys aren't here to pay attention to me but I'd really appreciate it if you would PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!

Listen, I know you guys aren’t here to pay attention to me but I’d really appreciate it if you would PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!

I have enormous problems with religion.  I definitely have enormous problems with fundamentalist religion.

But you know, there are ways to constructively critique religions and there are ways that just make you look like a jerk.

I’m gonna have check this off in the “jerk” column.

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Geek, movie buff, dad, musician, comedian, atheist, liberal and writer. I also really like Taco flavored Doritos.

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