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(02-14-2021, 12:47 AM)ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident Wrote: [ -> ]https://babylonbee.com/news/adulterophob...t-adultery

Quote:MADISONVILLE, KY—An adulterophobic pastor in Kentucky “hatefully” preached against the practice of adultery in his sermon Sunday, drawing heavy criticism from progressive Christians.

Pastor Mike Hanson stood at his pulpit and ranted about the harmful effects of adultery and its supposedly “sinful” nature: “Adultery is always a sin, so we should resist the temptation to commit adultery with the Lord’s help,” said the religious bigot. “If you’ve committed adultery, God still loves you. But He wants you to repent of your sin, surrender your adulterous identity to Christ, and follow Him.”

While many in Hanson’s bigoted congregation approved of his comments, critics pointed out that the Scriptures he used to reach his conclusions about adultery are thousands of years old and insufficient to speak to modern concepts of adultery.

“Those passages merely spoke to abusive forms of adultery. What about people who identify as adulterers?” wrote one religion columnist in The Huffington Post. “We need to take into account the fact that the writers of Scripture didn’t have any concept of committed, faithful adulterers who commit their acts of infidelity in good conscience.” The writer went on to call Christians who hold to conservative views on marriage and adultery as “backward traditionalists.”

At publishing time, the pastor had also made comments rendering him a bigoted “fornicatophobe,” a “polygamaphobe,” and a “pornophobe.”
Isn't this already a thing with divorce and remarriage?  Don't people already freak out when it's condemned?  

Maybe that's the intention of the joke, but if they're trying to illustrate why modern reactions to Catholic morals are absurd they're going to have to use a more extreme example.  I'd suggest murder, but I think the acceptance of out abortion would soften the impact of that one too.
(02-16-2021, 01:06 AM)MacPasquale Wrote: [ -> ]Isn't this already a thing with divorce and remarriage?  Don't people already freak out when it's condemned?  

I think this adds another layer to the joke. A casual reader might see the word "adultery" and think "cheating". But the astute Catholic reader knows that divorce and remarriage is adultery.
The Babylon Bee, whilst very satirically funny, is a solid protestant site. I don't think I've ever seen an article using a Catholic Church or a Catholic as a subject of the satire. For Catholic Satire, go to Eye of the Tiber. There used to be one called 'Allium Cepa' (the Latin name of the common onion, get it?), but it seems to have disappeared. A search for it using the search term 'allium cepa satire website' turns up lots of links to The Onion and stories involving it.

Also, there's an English blog called Eccles is Saved that has some good satire from a Catholic POV. It's author has run such reader polls as the Ugliest Church and the Worst Bishop as well. It's a hoot to read.
I feel silly now.  I should have taken that it was written from a protestant perspective for granted when I saw the word Pastor.

Humor is important to me, unfortunately this causes me to take jokes a bit too seriously.
(02-16-2021, 01:57 AM)MacPasquale Wrote: [ -> ]I feel silly now.  I should have taken that it was written from a protestant perspective for granted when I saw the word Pastor.

Humor is important to me, unfortunately this causes me to take jokes a bit too seriously.

I figured humour was an important part of your life from your avatar of Blackadder and Baldric.
(02-16-2021, 01:32 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: [ -> ]The Babylon Bee, whilst very satirically funny, is a solid protestant site. I don't think I've ever seen an article using a Catholic Church or a Catholic as a subject of the satire.

Here are a few:

Confessionals Installed Outside Polling Places So Catholics Can Confess Sin Of Voting For A Pro-Abortion Candidate

Pope Francis Declares That The Catholic Church Will No Longer Accept Donations Earned Via Capitalism

Pope Leaps Out Of Shrubbery To Slap Catholic Woman Who's About To Tell Someone About Her Faith

Catholic School Cures Harry Potter Fans By Forcing Them To Read JK Rowling's Twitter Feed

There were so many more that I wanted to add but I realized I was moving past any reasonable understanding of "here are a few."
(02-16-2021, 12:12 PM)SeekerofChrist Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-16-2021, 01:32 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: [ -> ]The Babylon Bee, whilst very satirically funny, is a solid protestant site. I don't think I've ever seen an article using a Catholic Church or a Catholic as a subject of the satire.

Here are a few:

Confessionals Installed Outside Polling Places So Catholics Can Confess Sin Of Voting For A Pro-Abortion Candidate

Pope Francis Declares That The Catholic Church Will No Longer Accept Donations Earned Via Capitalism

Pope Leaps Out Of Shrubbery To Slap Catholic Woman Who's About To Tell Someone About Her Faith

Catholic School Cures Harry Potter Fans By Forcing Them To Read JK Rowling's Twitter Feed

There were so many more that I wanted to add but I realized I was moving past any reasonable understanding of "here are a few."
Luck of the draw, I guess. I don't ever recall seeing one, but thanks! I'll definitely be reading these!
Next he will preach on the controversial topic; "Thou shalt not steal."
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