Friday, October 10, 2008

We Have Something in Common

This editorial in the Trib made me laugh this morning, and we need that in these parts:

Residual Irritation

Christopher DeSantis writes of being accosted by evangelicals protesting outside of conference last weekend:
"How it warmed my heart to be told that I was worshipping the wrong Jesus, or that every time I opened my mouth, I was speaking for my father, the devil. How decent of these people to come and shed a ray of sunshine on my otherwise miserable existence."
This wouldn't be the same conference in which, when speaking of "defending" man-woman marriage, you were told that "some marital options" are crafted by the devil and lead only to "misery", would it? :-)

To be clear, I think these evangelicals are behaving reprehensibly, but, Christopher, come on man, I think you broke my ironimeter and I'll be unable to discern the truly ironic for weeks, just like Alanis Morissett. See, it's already happened.

But
hey, buck up. At least they aren't trying to annul your devil-inspired marriages with a constitutional amendment. Not yet. I'm sure they'd like to see your play book, though, for how you're doing it to gay and lesbian headed families, for future reference. You know; just in case they get in power and have nothing to do with us gays adequately put in our place.

*sigh*

This whole thing can be sad, but really, step back a bit, and it's a passable dromedy, right?

(no, I've not talked to my father in-law yet; he got in late and is still sleeping, but at least I'm feeling much less raw about it and don't fear losing my temper as I may have yesterday)

4 comments:

Edgy said...

I thought the same thing when I read that letter this morning.

Java said...

I want an ironimeter. Sounds like you will now need to get yours recalibrated.

[kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] said...

Oh the delicious irony.

Oh, and that's a great new device. Where can I get one?

I'm also afraid of what I might say if I talked to some of my family or "friends" right now.

Scot said...

I'm afraid there's no reason to get a new ironimeter until the election is over. It'd just break again.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the units of irony are actually called McCains?