Credit: Dylan Mortimer
Popping up all over Kansas City, the Topekas News reports, are payphone-like “prayer booths” that raise questions about the role of religious life in secular spaces but also give local residents an easy way to do their part to help shape world events.
Rats. Turns out it is an artists installation:
Let’s back up. Artist Dylan Mortimer has been making religious-themed art for more then a decade. He has an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York and also serves as a pastor at a nondenominational church in Prairie Village, Kan. The original “prayer booth” concept is Mortimer’s design, and he’s installed one in New York City. Dubuque, Iowa, even featured one as part of an installation, on sale for $3,000. But, you know, as art. The original Topekas News piece about their becoming part of Kansas City’s citywide infrastructure was satire, it seems, but Mortimer doesn’t know what sparked it. “It’s been kind of a riot,” he said on the phone.
(To guard against the possibility of being fooled twice, I checked with the city. “We don’t have prayer booths in our city,” Edwin Birch, public information officer for the unified government of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, said dryly when I rang him up. “The city doesn’t know anything about it. We haven’t been approached by prayer booths. We don’t know anything about prayer booths in our city or county.”)
Sorry, Satanists. We got punked. (Next City)
Well, thy rod and staff comfort thee indeed.
Meet Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase’s teabagger challenger Lee Bright:
Let’s go down the Saint Ronnie checklist, shall we? Ungrateful takers, Nicest cars=Cadillac-driving welfare cheats, nicest food=young bucks eating T-bone steaks, let the church take care of the aged and infirmed but able-bodied and not working people should not eat. Yup, he hit all the Southern Strategy Talking Points.
St. Ronnie and Lee Atwater: together again
Somewhere, Lee Atwater is smiling.
“The Bible says there will be an anti-Christ, right? So one day, in some generation, there is going to be an anti-Christ. The Bible also says that we are to be watchful, we are to be mindful, we are to know the season in which we live, so it’s my job (to speculate), and I don’t care if people like it or not, Dr. Laurie.”
–Carl Gallups, advancing the theory that Obama is
the an anti-Christ based on Aramaic translations of biblical texts, that Jesus spoke the current president’s name when he prophesized in Luke 10:18 that he “saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
According to the theory, which Gallups says he did not develop but promoted, the Aramaic translation of that passage would be: “I beheld Satan as baraq u-bama.”
News that will drive you to drink
The two Matts (the men who thinks about hot, sweaty man-on-man sex with thighs like pistons that can pump all night, more than Lucky Pierre (the towel boy at the L.A. Mineshaft)) Matt Barber and Matt Staver brag that Liberty Counsel was the first organization to file a lawsuit as soon as President Obama signed it into law, claiming that they have put more than 25,000 hours into this case since 2010… which means that they have spent every waking moment for 1,041 days waging its lawsuit against health care reform. Good use of your time, boys. Was it at least billable to a client?
Coach Dave warns us that legalizing same-sex marriage means that legalizing pedophilia is next…
…but Rev. Fishsticks disagrees. Polygamy is next.
…that when he said THIS in 2011 about marriage equality:
“I think society and culture is at its peril if we presume to tamper with what has been given and already cherished through the history of civilization.”
…what he meant was:
“We’re pro-marriage, we’re pro-traditional marriage, we’re not anti-anybody.”
In the interview, Cardinal Dolan said the church had been “out-marketed” on the issue of same-sex marriage by Hollywood and by some politicians who have tried to paint the church in a negative light.
Outmarketed? How could anyone out-market a career bigot like Dolan running a country-wide organized crime syndicate of child molestors?
…rips a hole in the Catholic Church’s moral high ground when they talk about the welfare and safety of children:
So while Savage makes an irrefutable point, it also gets Bill Maher into hot water:
Catholic League President Bill Donohue on Monday demanded that HBO cancel Real Time with Bill Maher after the late night comedian invited on a gay guest who blasted priests who sexually abuse children.
Donohue, as you might recall, also tried to get Jon Stewart fired last year, but instead got a lot of mouth-breathers to donate to The Catholic League, so we’re guessing that this will end the same way.
All I can say is that I want these toys now more than ever.
Honestly, Wingnuttia just cannot help themselves, they hate everyone:
Today John Boehner declared he opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and senior House GOP aides said the bill is unlikely to get a House vote — putting its passage in doubt.
And from the same article, an interesting number:
Nearly all recent opinion polls indicate that a large majority of the American public — more than 70 percent — supports efforts to make employment discrimination against gay men and and lesbians illegal…when we use national polls to estimate opinion by state, we find that majorities in all 50 states support ENDA-like legislation (note that in 1996, majorities in only 36 states supported ENDA). Today, public support ranges from a low of 63 percent in Mississippi to a high of 81 percent in Massachusetts.
The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an email Monday.
Equal rights are frivolous, eh?
So, you gotta wonder how big a dent there is on obvious anagram and GOP Chairman Reince Priebus’ forehead.
…takes on a whole new meaning:
Yes, this is a Christian Science church, as seen from above. They are upset about it, and they intend to do something about it:
Now, the Christian Science Church in Dixon, Illinois has promised to protect its modesty by telling Facebook followers a “giant fig leaf [is] coming soon”, after an aerial image of their building went viral.
They’ve been coving things up for years, so it should happen fast. Giggle while you can, Scissorheads.