Wednesday, February 01, 2006

They Love to Hurt

Some activists in Colorado are campaigning to propose an amendment to the state constitution that would ban gay marriage.

The group's president, Bishop Phillip H. Porter Jr., said the group was acting with "the love of a mother, the gentle guidance of a caring father" to preserve marriage and protect children.

He said the proposed amendment was not about hatred toward gay people.

"We can have it (love). We are all called to have that love even when it hurts us, even when it hurts others," said Porter, of All Nations Church of God in Christ in Aurora, a Pentecostal church.

I ask that the "bishop" hurt himself with his love all he wants but to please keep his love off me if it's going to hurt me. I'm not into that S&M stuff like you crazy pentecostals.

Thank you.

10 comments:

Carl said...

Love hurts *shrug*

Fantod said...

As Spike Jones and his City Slickers put it:

You always hurt [bang! "Aaaah!"] the one you love ["Ow-ooh!"]
The one you shouldn't hurt at all [bang! "Ah!" bang!]
You always take [sliding whistle] the sweetest rose [sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff]
And crush it till the petals fall [glass shattering]
You always break ["Ker-unch!"] the kindest heart [boom-boom!]
With a hasty word you can't recall ["Where are ya, ya old bat?"]
So If I broke ["Ker-unch!"] your heart last night [crushing sound]
It's because I love you most of all!

Red Tory said...

Okay, am I just dense or what? I've read that last paragraph from "da bishop" (cue Monty Python stock film) and I cannot make sense of it whatsoever.

"We are all called to have that love even when it hurts us, even when it hurts others." I'm sorry, but I just cannot get my head around this at all.

How the hell does it square with "the love of a mother, the gentle guidance of a caring father"?

Fantod, you may find this gem from the Rocky Mountain Family Council to be particularly amusing:

Homosexuality is not a civil rights issue. Being gay is not the same as being Hispanic or Asian; your race is immutable, your sexual orientation is not. Once homosexuals are granted special privileges under employment laws, the door will open for more sweeping gay-rights measures.

Well, there you have it in a nutshell. So to speak.

Carl said...

Oh Fantod! I think I just fell in love with you all over again!

I have a whole compilation of Spike Jones tunes...

"In some secluded rendezvous (HACHOO muttergrumble) high above the avenue...(honkhonk EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYAOWGAH!)"

Carl said...

I mean that "love" in a strictly non-Brokeback Mountain kinda way, I should add

Fantod said...

red tory said...

I've read that last paragraph from "da bishop" (cue Monty Python stock film) and I cannot make sense of it whatsoever.


RT, you're not dense. I did the same thing (read it over and over). It's a throwaway sound bite that seems to say something, but when you look deeper -- what does it mean? "Hey, we're out to hurt people in the name of jeebus!"

I left out what in some ways is the best bit:

"We live in a nation that wants no pain but all of the gain. We can't have it both ways," he said.

Now that gets the John Stewart: Whaaaa???
___________________________________

Carl, I used to have a bunch of Spike Jones on tape (never brought it all into the 20th century). At my height, I could sing quite a bit from memory...

Oh, hunce I was wappy --
Er, once I was sappy --
Sap I was oncey --
nonono ---

Once I was Happy
But now I'm loforn --
Lorn I'm nowfow
Nylons are free --
Oooooooooooo!

not_over_it said...

"We can have it (love). We are all called to have that love even when it hurts us, even when it hurts others,"

Sounds like he knows what he's talking about. Strictly in a "I molested my children and it hurt me more than it hurt them" kind of way.

Carl said...

Sadly, I still have only vinyl. And no record player.

I've got to see if there are mp3s on the Web somewhere and start posting them to my blog.

KEvronius said...

"Sadly, I still have only vinyl. And no record player."

first, get a spinner. then get yourself some media conversion hardware for your computer (the ex installed one on "our" computer, and she, barely having graduated high school). you'll be able to convert all of your analogue media (cassettes, vinyl, etc.), then burn it onto a disc.

KEvron

Carl said...

KEv,

I'm perfectly adept at doing all the technical stuff. I even read where they now have USB turntables that you can hook right into your computer.

I'm just fucking lazy.