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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Just Trying to be Helpful

I see that the Presbyterian Coalition has created some cut and paste overtures for the true believers to submit to the 219th GA that will meet in 2010. Apparently, those on the right find it difficult to create their own overtures (grammar is so tiresome), that they need assistance from their IRD gurus.

I thought I would would add another sample overture to help their cause. Maybe it will be posted on the Coalition's website.


Overture to the 219th General Assembly:

The Presbytery of ___________________(Insert the name of your presbytery here. Be sure to spell it correctly. Get help if you need it.) _____________ overtures the General Assembly to do the following:

Give us back all of that language the last assembly took out, especially the stuff about how icky gays are and how we don't like them. God doesn't like them either. So there.

Rationale: Liberals and gays only give a pleasing odor to the Lord when you burn them. Leviticus 8:28

3 comments:

  1. Heh. Doesn't surprise me a bit.

    I remember when I went as a commissioner to the 2001 GA. The number of commissioners speaking on "the other side" who were reading from scripts clearly prepared for them by someone else was amazing. Generally they weren't even following the floor debate, and their comments were ruled out of order more often than not, as they were speaking to an issue on which we'd already voted. It was pretty hilarious actually, though it would have been funnier if it weren't so sad.

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  2. their comments were ruled out of order more often than not, as they were speaking to an issue on which we'd already voted

    Just goes to show you: if you're going to walk behind the big parade while reading, you're going to step in shit somewhere along the way!

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  3. What is somewhat different this time around is how blatant they are about it. Perhaps it is due to the internet. But I think the real reason is desperation. The far right is running scared.

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