Employee Rites

“Oh, gross,” said the fish

Hey guys, remember the other day when Speaker Ryan of Granny-starving fame demanded the resignation of the Catholic priest Pat Conroy for (ALLEGEDLY) praying for the poor during the Billions For Billionaires tax cut debate, and after Conroy resigned he un-resigned and demanded that ZEGS fire him for cause?

Conroy said that the person who demanded the letter of resignation, said something like “maybe it’s time that we had a Chaplain that wasn’t Catholic,” which definitely sounds like a religious discrimination threat.

Anyway, I thought for sure once Conroy was You’re Fired’ed that Ryan would replace him with an evangelical Grifter, you know like one of those Prosperity Gospel racist con men on Fox, and was anticipating the fun that would bring to these pages.

ZEGS has totally backed down!

But I suppose that fighting with a priest in an election year is bad magic? Anyway, we’ll played Father Conroy! You’ve beaten voodo Zombie power with secular employment power.

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12 Responses to Employee Rites

  1. YellowDog says:

    Ryan learned an important lesson. Don’t fuck with the Jesuits! They’ll tell you what to kiss, and it ain’t no fish.

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  2. E.A. Blair says:

    It took me a moment to figure out what was meant by “…we’ll played Father Conroy!”, then I realized it was a misplaced apostrophe.

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    • tengrain says:

      I’m using an iPad on a train to Montreal, mrblair, so my typos and autocorrections are wilder than ever… my regrets!—TG

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  3. I’m so glad that Fr Conroy stood up to Ryan. Lol – I love that the whole right-wing-GOP-religious-freedom-lovin’ crew got the religious freedom comeback. Y’all may not believe me, but God has a seriously great sense of humor. Hah! Ryan is going to have to say a lot of Our Fathers and Hail Marys to get out of this one!

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  4. E.A. Blair says:

    Ryan claims to be a practicing Catholic. I say this is grounds for excommunication. If this is judged to be heresy, the traditional punishment is burning alive*.

    *For the record, the preferred method of execution for witches was hanging, followed by cremation**. All of the Salem executions were by hanging – no witches were ever burned in the US, although it occasionally happened in Europe, usually as a result of mob action, not by verdict.

    **It was thought that cremation made it impossible for a dead person to be resurrected. Apparently the omnipotent Christian deity could re-animate a bunch of bones, but was baffled by a pile of ash. Even today, Catholics have to sign a statement of belief in resurrection before they are allowed to choose cremation as a burial option. By being executed with fire, heretics were automatically barred from resurrection (so they said).

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  5. Pyed says:

    This aggravating aggregation of humbugs may be religious, but they sure aren’t Christian. Their god is money, their doctrine is power. their ministry is lying and their sacraments are inflicting pain.

    I know I haven’t gone in decades, but that’s not the Christianity they were teaching in my church.

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