Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Going to hell, apparently

So I saw this picture online of a sign outside a church in Ohio and, you know, wanted to whack my head off of something. Because Ohio is a big swing state in the US elections and if this is the mindset kicking around there, then I have cause for despair...

Now, I'm not a big purveyor of big pop songs. I rarely listen to commercial radio anymore, but I did manage to hear that song "I kissed a girl" by Katy Perry a few times. Did nothing for me, but I understand I'm not exactly the audience for that song. Still, this strikes me as a tad harsh. You're a 17-year-old girl, you kiss a girl and you're going to hell? Harsh, dude.

You know, I thought when I read the comments from the pastor that I would get depressed and once again wonder what the hell is wrong with the United States and, in particular, Ohio. Then I read the story. And yeah, it's infuriating. But the thing that made me feel good were the comments by Equality Ohio. Which was, "that's fine, we have plenty of churches in Ohio that accept gay people. They've just made it easier for gay people to know where not to bother."

A mature and reasonable answer to something as petty as this. Bravo.

Anyway, here's something silly to cheer everyone up, because there seems to be some grumpiness among the northern bloggers. I blame the dawning reality that it's going to be -40 again in a few months making everyone cranky. Anyway, here are some elderly ladies singing the Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen."

Last Five
1. Buffalo - Kathleen Edwards
2. Stand down at sundown - Matt Mays and El Torpedo
3. Expo '86 - Death Cab For Cutie
4. My mathematical mind - Spoon
5. Leather (live) - Tori Amos


Megan said...

My brother, the Philosopher King, made a discovery this summer: The song is much less annoying when reinterpreted as "I kissed a squirrel and I liked it".

Jackie S. Quire said...

I think you`re right. This is my first year doing the "it's no longer summer and it's getting substantially colder out there and the sun is setting earlier" song and dance...

It's not a very cheerful song!

Kate Nova said...

You've just given me something to live for. The old-ladies-singing-punk, I mean. That's me and my friends Val and Daizy, 50 years from now.

towniebastard said...

I look forward to bring my walker to your show at the Legion and rocking out with you.