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July 10, 2012

Bachelorette beats down bishops

Last night, “House of Bishops” was the top trending tag on twitter for a few minutes.  Then it was gone - not just from the top spot, but from the top-10 entirely - blown away like dust in the wind by ABC’s The Bachelorette.

The bishops were on top just after their vote to something-or-other-ize gay marriage in their congregations.  But then the public moved on to the next sex-themed disposable entertainment of the evening.

TEC’s mission strategy keeps devolving to this nutty quest for a few moments of media attention.  They’ve glommed onto the momentary cultural approval of all things LGBTQi, hoping to lift the church out of decline on the coat tails of the cross dressed.

Not sure how that fulfills the “baptismal covenant.”  They might try something more durable,

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1 ESV)

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Bigot.  Why are you quoting that hateful ESV?

[1] Posted by Michael+ on 7-10-2012 at 10:43 AM · [top]

‘cuz I’m a bigot and hater against book burners.

[2] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 7-10-2012 at 10:54 AM · [top]

Obviously last night’s Tweeters were looking for something less staged, shallow and tawdry than the HoB.

[3] Posted by Jeffersonian on 7-10-2012 at 11:00 AM · [top]

Jeffersonian, you are just on fire today.  Not flaming, mind you, but absolutely on fire.

[4] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 7-10-2012 at 11:05 AM · [top]

I’m feeling fabulous!!

[5] Posted by Jeffersonian on 7-10-2012 at 01:09 PM · [top]

I think you’re being far too hard on the Bachelorette…she is apparently saving sex for marriage in order to be a good example for her daughter. (Never mind dating 25 guys at once…). In any case, the Bachelorette seems to be far more conservative on matters of sexuality than the HOB. The less sex-obsessed option prevailed!

Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

[6] Posted by Fr. David M. Faulkner on 7-10-2012 at 01:34 PM · [top]

Good point, #6!  Maybe much better news than I thought.

[7] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 7-10-2012 at 02:34 PM · [top]

I’ve never seen an episode of The Bachelorette, but I blame the Episcopal Radio & TV Foundation (or whatever’s left of it) for dropping the ball on this one.  I think it’s time we had our own cable network.

A nice show about a bachelorette bishop could have viewers tweeting in our direction once again.  She could still go out with 25 people when she wasn’t busy with her episcopal duties, although some of them would need to be trans-neutrally gendered, with double-dating and a few group sessions thrown into the mix.  How could ABC possibly top that?

And whatever happened to that merger thing with the ELCA?  Once Davey and Goliath become Episco-Lutherans, a whole new claymation series could help folks understand why it isn’t always necessary to wait for St. Francis day for a blessing on whatever kind of special relationship it is you have with your pet.  I mean, as soon as General Convention gets the lead out and votes in something that’s really progressive.

Those gabby nuns over at EWTN have been running circles around us long enough and, quite frankly, I’m tired of it!  cool mad

[8] Posted by episcopalienated on 7-10-2012 at 04:32 PM · [top]

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