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DUMB & PLUMBER

Filed at 1:41 am under by dcobranchi

You’ve got to read the interview that Christianity Today did with Joe the Plumber. A taste:

In the last month, same-sex marriage has become legal in Iowa and Vermont. What do you think about same-sex marriage at a state level?

At a state level, it’s up to them. I don’t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the dictionary—it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing

“Queer” isn’t a slur but “honky” is?

13 Responses to “DUMB & PLUMBER”


Comment by
COD
May 5th, 2009
at 7:51 am

Everything you need to know about the Republican Party can be summed up by the fact that they chose this guy to be their public face.


Comment by
Nance Confer
May 5th, 2009
at 8:14 am

“Friends?”

Methinks Joe needs a dictionary.

Nance


Comment by
StarGirl
May 5th, 2009
at 9:29 pm

Methinks Joe needs a dictionary.

Nah, he used the past tense.

COD – you’re right. It explains a lot.


Comment by
don
May 5th, 2009
at 10:09 pm

“Queer” isn’t a slur but “honky” is?

Only if you’re white, straight, and stupid.


Comment by
dcobranchi
May 6th, 2009
at 6:32 am

And stuck in 1970.


Comment by
Nance Confer
May 6th, 2009
at 7:13 am

Ah, it was in the past that he had gay friends.

Hmmm. . . wonder what happened? I’m just saying. Was there an experimental phase? Not that there’s anything wrong with that . . .

Nance


Comment by
JJ Ross
May 6th, 2009
at 10:08 am

Nance may be onto something. It’s a “choice” you know, and you can change your mind or get religion.


Comment by
Nance Confer
May 6th, 2009
at 2:14 pm

And there’s that whole line about protesting too much. . .

It’s worth starting an internet rumor, at least. 🙂

Nance


Comment by
Rob
May 7th, 2009
at 3:49 pm

Only if I can post those doctored pictures of Daryl heading into the confessional.


Comment by
dcobranchi
May 7th, 2009
at 8:28 pm

Heh! There might even be some undoctored ones floating around. I was a good Catholic until 18 or so. Mostly lapsed until I married at 24 and became a good American Baptist for a decade. Then General Baptist for 10 years or so. Now a big nada!


Comment by
Nance Confer
May 8th, 2009
at 7:21 am

Publish whatever you want, Rob.

The tubes are free. 🙂

Nance


Comment by
JJ Ross
May 8th, 2009
at 9:38 am

I have a Baptist conversion story Daryl might appreciate. I was raised polite Methodist but went through a zealous phase in my 20s, went with a man I was involved with to join his church, figuring I could “move my letter” between Protestant churches in the same town, no biggie. Ha! Turns out this southern Baptist patriarchy had a real chip about sprinkling versus the real enchilada of baptism so in the pre-conversion “counseling” with the pastor, I was asked if I “believed in the Merchant” and I was completely confused, thinking he must mean Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice?? and the pound of flesh immorality, etc.

Turned out he said “immersion” not “the merchant” —
😉

So I was thoroughly dunked in a special chamber above the altar as an adult. This would have been the late 1970s, before all the shameless public piety of recent years. I soon realized that was the worst and therefore most humiliating thing I’ve ever done in terms of going against my own deepest beliefs and instincts. But like everything else, I can see it as educational at least . . .


Comment by
Rob
May 8th, 2009
at 10:51 am

Actually, if I ever plant a big wet sloppy kiss on a gay guy, it would be George Takei for this video:

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