1.16.2010

"keeping this secret obsession with radical right-wing dogma hidden is tearing me apart"

Tolerance has its limits! From (where else?) The Onion: "Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian".
Faber's parents, although concerned, said they're convinced their otherwise typical gay son is merely going through a conservative Christian phase.

"I caught him watching The 700 Club once when he thought he was alone in the house, and last week, I found some paperbacks from the Left Behind series hidden in his sock drawer," his mother, Eileen Faber, said. "I'm sure he'll grow out of it, but even if he doesn't, I will love and accept my son no matter what."

Faber's father was far less tolerant in his comments.

"No son of mine is going to try to get intelligent design into school textbooks," Geoffrey Faber said. "And I absolutely refuse to pay his tuition if he decides to go to one of those colleges like Oral Roberts University where they're just going to fill his head with a lot of crazy conservative ideas."

He added, "I just want my normal gay son back."

Don't freak, progressive Christians. Just a bit of humour at your fundie relatives' expense.

4 comments:

deBeauxOs said...

Think the humourless radical right-wing religious fundamentalists will find it funny?

Expect that some of them will be quoting and using the Onion reference as proof that their brand of christianity is being persecuted.

L-girl said...

Expect that some of them will be quoting and using the Onion reference as proof that their brand of christianity is being persecuted.

Oh, absolutely! That makes it even funnier.

redsock said...

"Sure, I looked at the Book of Leviticus once or twice -- everybody has," Faber said. "We all experiment a little bit with that stuff when we're growing up. But I was just a kid. I didn't think it meant anything."

redsock said...

Report: 32% Of Prayers Deflected Off Passing Satellites
"... of the 170 billion prayers issued last month, one made it to God, whose reply was intercepted by a hurricane and incorrectly delivered to a Nigerian man who reportedly did not know what to do with his brand-new Bowflex machine."