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Eat, drink, and be (free to) marry

by Jeremy Hooper

200809241752This evening, after my duties protecting the world from anti-gay hostility have come to a close, I will be making a Phyllo-crusted Goat Cheese and Lentil Pie. I will likely pair this with a simple side salad, and accompany it with a nice glass of Pinot. After my partner and I enjoy the feast, we will probably watch a little TV as we let our food settle. Then when the mood strikes us, we will have some Breyer's low-fat Rocky Road ice cream (either on a cone or a cup). This evening, both the food and the love will be abounding in my gay-headed home.

Why do I tell you all this? Well because starting today, it will not only be my gayness that will piss off the crowd who wishes to deny me of my marriage. My ability to consume yummy solid foods will also earn their ire. This from the AP:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of pastors have called on their congregations to fast and pray for passage of a ballot measure in November that would put an end to gay marriage in California.

The collective act of piety, starting Wednesday and culminating three days before the election in a revival for as many as 100,000 people at the San Diego Chargers' stadium, comes as church leaders across California put people, money and powerful words behind Proposition 8.

Some pastors around the state and nation are encouraging their flocks to forgo solid food for up to 40 days in the biblical tradition.

Jim Garlow, the pastor of the evangelical Skyline Church in San Diego County, said he expects up to 100 young adults to spend five-plus weeks on his campus, subsisting on soup, juice and the promise of societal salvation.

"This is not political to us. We see it as very spiritual," said Garlow, a leader of an interfaith coalition that has held monthly teleconferences, shared sermons and solicited donations for the ballot measure.
READ MORE: Calif. religious leaders push for gay marriage ban [G-A-Y]

Seems unhealthy. But then again, it does sort of make sense. After all, if they say "food is for thought," it's only fitting that this utterly thoughtless ballot initiative would be fueled by famine!

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"subsisting on soup, juice and the promise of societal salvation."

That's ALL??? For 40 days?? LOL now watch half of those kids drop dead after the fasting, when they run straight to MacDonalds and fill up on solid junk.

"This is not political to us. We see it as very spiritual."

Translation = "Behind the facade of this so-called 'spiritual' event, it's ALL very much political."

I'd say 80% of what ANY church does nowadays is political.

Posted by: Scott | Sep 24, 2008 6:24:36 PM

Perhaps we could hope that they become too weak to get to the polls on November 4th to vote.

Posted by: Todd | Sep 24, 2008 8:01:20 PM

YUM, YUM, YUM... Keep up the recipes...maybe we ought to start a running..
"BEST Solid Thing I have Eaten Today"... thread.

Mine would be my fresh sourdough bread as wrap for tangy SF Salami, homegrown tomato sandwich. Followed by piece of deep, dark FUDGE...made in Maine and sent to me in Cali,
by a co PHBlender! .

Posted by: LOrion | Sep 24, 2008 8:03:17 PM

Not for lunch, but for dinner ... as it is still 91' here this evening, a crispy chilled
SIERRA NEVADA PALE ALE... made right here in my town... If you haven't tried one do.

With a toast to the 72 yo gentlemen who couldn't remember where he was supposed to be on Friday.

Posted by: LOrion | Sep 24, 2008 8:06:02 PM

oo my favourite kind of challenge. I think tomorrow will be a cheese and egg thing for breakfast and huge lunch to be followed by a coupla litres of ICE CREAM (and soda)

MUHAHAHAHAHAHAH>.. I have to keep the balance of diet stable, afterall.

just my 2 cents


Posted by: aj | Sep 24, 2008 8:35:57 PM

Well, you know, when gasoline got up to over $4.50 a gallon, American drivers drove 12 billion fewer miles that month. As a result, the spiraling out of control fuel prices "miraculously" dropped - a bit. Maybe if all of those lard-asses really do stop eating, the price of food will drop??? Supply and demand, you know.

But, I suspect that they will stock up on Twinkies and Ho Hos for emergency (nightly) binging, so those "food" supplies will probably be depleted for a week or two.

But, my suggestion to the faith-famished is that under no circumstances should they ever consider drinking the Kool-Aid. We all know what happens then!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 24, 2008 8:38:28 PM

...subsisting on soup, juice and ...

Gives the expression "soup to nuts" a whole new meaning.

Posted by: Bill Ware | Sep 24, 2008 9:19:44 PM

"This is not political to us. We see it as very spiritual,"

No, its selfish and bigoted. To force the lives and loves of all others to conform so that you feel safe and justified in your chosen religious belief. You put yourself before other so you can feel that your being selfless and loving by saving us all from something you have no right to try and change about us.

Posted by: Patrick B | Sep 24, 2008 10:07:19 PM

HOOT! dick....good one. Of course, we must all be supportive and send them lots and lots and lots of KOOL AID!

Posted by: LOrion | Sep 25, 2008 12:02:20 AM

I kind of hope they're okay,; to starve to bring attention to a dodgy cause is one thing - but I hope they do not hurt themselves while they do it.

That said: Hopefully in their higher, more aware state, god will appear to them wearing his short shorts and bitch slap them into righteousness.

Posted by: Corvidae | Sep 25, 2008 10:40:07 AM

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