Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Miss Poppy

I think one of the most important things about being a Christian is having a sense of humor. As a Catholic, I make decisions about believing things that are pretty unbelievable; and I think I put them in the perspective God intends. I do not take religious dogma literally, I interpret with the God-given brain and soul that has been so generously provided me.

I make no apologies for my beliefs.

Nor do I make apologies for the idiots that got hold of the church at the end of the 1970s and have strangled Catholicism into a single-issue, money-gobbling, scum-sucking poster child for corporate fundamentalism. There is no excuse for them! The asses who run The Vatican are almost as bad as the American fundamentalists who have manipulated American Catholics into abandoning charity and replacing it with a neo-con agenda that marginalizes those least able to defend themselves while rewarding the wealthiest who need no defense and no subsidies.

These asses cannot be defended, so I will not defend them.

A friend directed me to Miss Poppy, who is not my kind of Christian, but has a fantastic sense of humor.

Miss Poppy is selling the "Unborn Baby Ornament - US Troop Model":

Protect our troops - from the womb to the war. What if the fetus you were going to abort would grow up to be a soldier bringing democracy to a godless dictatorship?

Plastic replica of an 11-12 week old fetus, 3" long, holding a firearm in its precious little hand, with an assortment of other military paraphernalia, encased in a translucent plastic ornament, with a patriotic yellow ribbon on top. Includes a metal ornament hanger. If only a womb were this safe, attractive and reasonably priced!

Show that you support the "culture of life" by buying and proudly displaying one of these patriotic unborn Americans.

Also available in a "Brown" model

Note to the confused: This is a real product, from a real site. The product is a satire, but it is also a real product - FOR SALE. This is a real store.

OK! This is one queen with a wicked sense of humor! An unborn baby ornament!?! Man, oh man! Miss Poppy insists he/she/it is a born-again Christian (which is not my favorite brand of Christianity); but this is one born-again Christian who must be a barrel of laughs at a cocktail party!

I support the rights of all women to control reproduction. I may not agree with all available methodologies; so I don't use them. I think Jesus would support the rights of all individuals to benefit from modern science, including medicine, and all scientific theory. Those who oppose a woman's right to control her body are not really Christians, they are corporate fundamentalists looking to impose a brand on anything they deem unpleasant to their delicate (if totally fucked-up) sensibilities.

Support a woman's right to choose. Support reproductive freedom.

(Please note: I do not endorse purchasing any items from Miss Poppy, because I do not know if the proceeds are used to destroy American freedom; but, you sure should take a look!)

Unborn Baby Ornament - US Troop Model

Thanks to Diane for sending this along!

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1 comment:

Liz said...

That first paragraph sums you up so beautifully! :)