Saturday, December 17, 2011

New England vs Denver

Our boys, The Pats are playing against the Denver Broncos in Denver tomorrow and we here at Frenchy's House Party are all fired up for the big game. Tebow has been hot this season and the defense from our boys has been less than fabulous so it should be a nail-biter. We are watching the game at Hedge House as it is also Tobin's birthday and Bob's making dinner. (YUM!) That Tim Tebag is one good looking Christianist but oy, I hope he gives it a rest. All of the ink that's been sprayed around talking about Tebow and his public displays of his faith reminded me of this little chestnut from our old favorite, The Bible (KJV, of course). 

1 Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 5 And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 6 But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. (Matthew 6:1,5-7)

We'll see how much of that we will have to see or hear. I'd hate to get agita after Bob's delicious dinner from listening to that stuff. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Poppin' Fresh!

Today in Christian Conservative Anti-Gay Hypocrites Poppin' Out of the Closet:

This is great! From Towleroad:

Greg Davis, the mayor of Southaven, Mississippi, "who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 on a conservative, family-values platform" according to the Commercial Appeal, has been forced out of the closet over receipts uncovered in a criminal investigation over misused expenses. The receipts included "thousands of dollars worth of liquor, expensive dinners at a local restaurant and a visit to an adult store catering to gay men":

As details emerged Thursday from the receipts, provided by state auditors to Southaven aldermen and subsequently obtained by The Commercial Appeal, Davis conceded publicly for the first time in an interview with The CA that he is gay and has struggled to keep the issue from affecting his public life as mayor of Mississippi's third-largest city.

"At this point in my life and in my career, while I have tried to maintain separation between my personal and public life, it is obvious that this can no longer remain the case," Davis said Thursday afternoon at his Southaven home. "While I have performed my job as mayor, in my opinion, as a very conservative, progressive individual -- and still continue to be a very conservative individual -- I think that it is important that I discuss the struggles I have had over the last few years when I came to the realization that I am gay."

The receipts were provided to state auditors in hopes of decreasing the approximately $170,000 they have demanded Davis repay the city for improper charges to both his city-issued and personal credit cards. Auditors asked city aldermen, who approved the expenses, to review the receipts before making a decision on accepting them to reduce Davis' payments...

...a review by The CA shows that Davis spent thousands of dollars at the Mesquite Chop House in Southaven and thousands more at local liquor stores. Also included in the receipts is a charge for $67 at Priape, a store in Toronto that is described by its website as "Canada's premiere gay lifestyle store and sex shop."

Davis said he didn't remember what he bought at the store, which he visited on a recruitment trip with Mid-South warehouse developers.

He couldn't remember what he bought at the gay sex shop? Yeah... right!