I KNEW there was something I wanted to write about. It just took me a while to remember what it was.
NO IT'S NOT WHITNEY FUCKING HOUSTON!! (see my twitter feed for my thoughts on her)
It's....THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND POLITICS!!
I know, I'm totally breaking my own rules here, but I just need to vent.
Yesterday I had to go to Mass for the second time in four weeks. Yes, it did damn near kill me. But this time was just so much worse that I could have imagined.
Yesterday was Sil1x's third and final child's Baptism, so of course, I had to go. Sil1x, knowing my disdain for Mass and my busy schedule said I could just skip it and show up to the party, but I wasn't raised that way, so off to Mass I trudged.
Found one of Sil1x's friends that I love, sat with her.
Mass is Mass is Mass, we were having a contest to see just how many mints we could eat before Mass was over.
Mass goes as Mass goes - Reading, reading, singing, reading.....sermon....WAIT WHAT!?!?!
"Today's sermon is a recording by our holy and blah blah blah Cardinal George"
The recording starts, as expected, with a fervent plea for $$. I half expected it to say "We accept all major credit cards! Vital organs! This shit ain't free people!!"
The recording started going on and on and on how bad our President is, what a bad bad man, contreception is the devil's work etc etc etc....
I very nearly exploded in church. I was almost speaking in tongues, and not the holy kind.
I already have a million and one reasons why I don't go to Mass, and now, you do this??
Catholic Church has always been the textbook definition of an Old Boys' Club (maybe the original OBC?), but now - it's even worse than that - it's clearly Republican.
I'm done. Done done done. Until another family member passes away, you won't be seeing my sinning, pro-choice, good hearted, strong willed ass in church.
**and off this soap box I jump**