Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fetus Gifts - Just in Time for the Holidays

Oh, the things I come across at work...

Via: MissPoppy.com

Unborn Baby Ornament - US Troop Model

Protect our troops - from the womb to the war. What if the fetus you were going to abort would grow up to be a soldier bringing democracy to a godless dictatorship?

Plastic replica of an 11-12 week old fetus, 3" long, holding a firearm in its precious little hand, with an assortment of other military paraphernalia, encased in a translucent plastic ornament, with a patriotic yellow ribbon on top. Includes a metal ornament hanger. If only a womb were this safe, attractive and reasonably priced!

Show that you support the "culture of life" by buying and proudly displaying one of these patriotic unborn Americans.

Also available in a "Brown" model

Note to the confused:This is a real product, from a real site. The product is a satire, but it is also a real product - FOR SALE. This is a real store.

$ 14.95

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Southbound 35...to hell?

I don’t know if I’m more disturbed or entertained by this.

I came across an article today about the “Highway of Holiness” campaign in which a group of Christians are holding prayer vigils and "purity sieges" to save those at bars, gay clubs and abortion clinics in cities along I-35 from Laredo to Duluth. The group claims the highway is specifically mentioned in the Bible and it is their job to reclaim it for Christ.

According to Light The Highway, the worldwide movement is driving thousands to prayer on the interstate. Christians said the Old Testament's book of Isaiah prophesizes I-35 will be the United States' "Highway of Holiness."

Still, all hope isn't lost: other Christians even think this campaign is a little off:

Pastor Greg McDonell of Central Presbyterian Church advertises a congregation accepting of all, including homosexuals. McDonell said though he loves all his Christian brothers and sisters, the Isaiah connection to I-35 is not only absurd, but the movement is misguided. He said so much prayer should go toward helping those who are hungry and sick.

Read the full story here: http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=7446247&nav=0s3d

It's late and I'm feeling so tired...having trouble sleeping...

Life is full of beautiful complications. You’d think I’d be used to it by now, but more and more I can’t fight the feeling that I just don’t know the rules. I feel like my friend Adrian who once evaded a ticket from an undercover TABC officer breaking up a party at his apartment by explaining that “he was not from this country…he didn’t know the rules.” Years later I can still hear him saying those words, and lately I find myself laughing inside and crying out “I don’t know the rules.”

How did I get here? Where am I going? If only I could pick a course and focus…but I am driven to distraction.