Father: Kathryn Jean, what's the emergency? Is it another one of your little abortion protests? Do you need bail money?
K-Lo: No, no, Father. Mama said if I got arrested and shamed her before that Gay-American couple who live down the street just one more time she would refuse to pay for my wedding. She's been in a snit ever since their daughter got married and had a baby. She just doesn't think it's fair that---.
Father: Kathryn Jean, what is the problem?
K-Lo: Sorry, Father, but this is an emergency confession. If I don't confess right away I just know I'll get hit by a bus before I have the chance and then God will send me to Hell because He loves me so much and wants me to be good. Bless me Father for I have sinned. Oh, Father! (breaks down into sobs)
Father: Kathryn Jean, you're starting to alarm me.
K-Lo: Father, I'm having a "crises of faith" just like they talked about in my confirmation classes. (blows nose) Sorry, Father, but I never thought it would happen to me. Mary Catherine Lombardi got to third base with half the boys in the class and I just knew she would turn her back on Jesus, but me? Never!
Father: What happened?
K-Lo: It was the pope, Father. You know, Pope Benedict.
Father: (dryly) Yes, I remember his name, Kathryn Jean.
K-Lo: I read today that he said all countries should have universal health care. He chose Obamacare over the Free Market and Democracy, Father! How could that be? How could the pope choose Obama over us real Americans, Father? How? (sobs) Doesn't he love us anymore?
Father: Now, Kath---.
K-Lo: We're on the same side, Father! We're the good people! Obama is the bad people! He wants to destroy America with his elitist socialism! Mrs. Governor Sarah Palin said that he wanted to kill my grandmother! My grandmother loves the pope! Why does the scary Black man want to hurt my Nana? (starts to hyperventilate)
Father: Kathryn Jean, are you alright? Breathe! Do you have a paper bag?
Kathryn Jean shakes her head and breathes into her purse.
K-Lo: (muffled) I'll be okay Father if you just tell me that this is one of the those horrible "lamestream" media lies. It's all a lie, right?
K-lo: Oh, God, will this nightmare never end?
Father: Kathryn Jean, what did the pope say?
k-Lo: He said health care was a fundamental right and the government should provide it. It has to be a lie, Father. Where could the pope have gotten that idea? What's next, give the rich's money to the poor? Feed the poor?
Father: Now that you mention it, Kathryn Jean, yes. Remember that it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven. Jesus wants us to help and take care of each other, and that includes health care.
k-Lo: I--I feel dizzy, Father. Obama--the pope--Obama--the pope---. (begins rocking)
Father: Poor thing. Well, it was only a matter of time. (briskly) They say God works in mysterious ways, Kathryn Jean. Perhaps a little rest in a Catholic institution will do you a world of good. The hurly-burly of politics is such a bad influence on a sensitive soul.
k-Lo: They need me, Father! The boys at work need a member of the gentler sex to support them and take care of them and remind them of their moral responsibilities and be a civilizing influence!
Father: Yes, yes, Kathryn Jean. But a little vacation would do you a world of good. Ah, I hear your mother's voice. Why don't you go with her like a good girl?
K-Lo: Yes, Father. I--I just need to sleep. That's it. Some rest. And then I'll wake up and this will all be a bad, bad dream and I'll laugh and Fluffy will jump up and beg me to take him for a walk, just like every other morning. Good bye, Father! I mean good night!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
K-Lo Goes To Confession: K-Lo Go Boom!
Posted by Susan of Texas at 8:28 AM
Labels: K-Lo, K-Lo Chronicles, National Health, religion, Simon Bar-Sinister
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The Pope's going for condoms too. Also lube I hope, as little-boy bums are tender.
I think this little addition to Papal wisdom is just among the creepiest pieces of theological thinking I've ever seen. I mean, its obviously logical, using some kind of logic that is not our human logic. I wonder what Fred at Slacktivist would say about it? To privilige the imaginary, hypothetical, lives of children who need never be born over the actual lives of the men and women who wish to live full lives, including sexuality, right now is just weird. And that is what the church's current ban on condoms for married couples means: every sex act must include risk of pregnancy and death because using technology to prevent transmission of the AIDS virus with the concomittant result that pregnancy is also prevented is immoral. Its Russian Roulette as god's plan and I can't think of anything more immoral than that.
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