Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Blurring

Sometimes a headline and a photo are all you need to make a point. yowza

4 comments:

Mumzee said...

Since el papa claims to have the direct line to Gawd, perhaps he could suggest a quality control person in the creation assembly line so that they stop putting out these children who are stuck in a body that is the wrong model for their personhood. Hmmmmm?

Brian Summers said...

It is, indeed, an amusing headline and shot. However, to be honest, there is nothing unusual about it (except, perhaps, his wide stance and the Pope's questioning glance), in that the garment, a surplice, is exactly what you see there and a standard operating vestment for the Catholic church. As far as Mumzee's comment for God to put everyone in the correct body: aye, t'would be nice, but it would leave the religious and political right far fewer people to hate and fear. Besides, I think it's a massive test by God for all involved (the aforementioned righties failing that test miserably).

ToLo said...

Nothing unusual about it indeed. The Pope, sitting next to a man in a lacy dress, blasting gender confusion from the high seat of the biggest gang of anointed pedophiles ever. You can't invent irony like that!

What if people were allowed, as adults, to express themselves without such fear of recrimination that they are forced to hide inside of sick institutions like the Catholic Church?

R. Anthony Lee said...

I'm an Episcopalian/Anglican, and I've seen lots of priests in lots of surplices and very few of them looked liked granny's nightgown. That particularly kinky fashion seems to be favored by Anglo-catholics who want to be Romans without allegiance to Papa.