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Republicans Can't Even Handle a Punny Joke During a Prayer
It's Obama's tan suit all over again.
Republicans who can’t take a dad joke are fuming after Rep. Emanuel Cleaver ended his daily congressional prayer with the words, “Amen and a-woman,” a corny but cute nod to the record number of women who have just been elected to Congress. (To be clear, there shouldn’t be a congressional prayer at all. That’s a separate issue.).: “Amen and awomen... It tells you everything you need to know about the Democrat Party... these people are freaking morons."
While Republicans are acting like Cleaver is an idiot for thinking “amen” is a gendered term — he knows it’s not — they’re the real idiots for not understanding a pun. A pun with a history of its own, at that.
The Greek Orthodox church can’t seem to comprehend that COVID doesn’t abide by the same superstitious beliefs they do. While the rest of Greece has tightened restrictions on businesses and other places for public gatherings (churches included) in anticipation of schools reopening, the Orthodox Church has notified their priests to ignore the closure order— citing their obedience to protocols over the holiday as having already done their part.
They won't change the election results. But they're making a damn fine case for atheism.
Today was the final day in office for Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, a longtime advocate for state/church separation and just a one-of-a-kind legend. If you’re not familiar with him, read this:
GENESIS Community Church near Boston played COVID Roulette by holding in-person Christmas services and lost big, with at least 57 people now testing positive for the virus.
Fans of The Bachelor should check out Kate Kaput’s excellent article about how the show's default Christianity is becoming increasingly frustrating.
It's not just about Matt James's prayer. It's about the toxicity of Luke Parker's beliefs about purity. It's about Madison Prewett's evangelical family. It's about Cassie Randolph's evangelical family. It's about the cross tattoo on Becca Kufrin's finger. It's about Tayshia telling Ivan she wouldn't marry someone who identifies as agnostic. It's about Hannah Brown's famous line, "I've had sex, & Jesus still loves me." It's even about Sean Lowe's re-virginization (?) based on his born-again Christian beliefs, & Ben Higgins's repeated discussion of what Jesus means to him, even though, in their days, the show was much, much less aggressive in their on-screen depictions of leads' faith beliefs.
It’s probably not a good time to make this pro-Trump tweet as the Georgia Senate results are coming in…
I take credit for this. Somehow.
Finally, every time I see Roger Stone I get excited thinking I’m watching a trailer for a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel. But then I remember Trump pardoned an actual villain… who apparently can’t count to three.