Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy New Year, kids! 2004 down, three to go... oh wait, you weren't supposed to know that. Just forget you read that, 'kay?

Anyway, let's start off the year on a positive note. Via Fark comes this story from Costa Mesa, California. It starts out with the same old, same old -- assholes going ballistic because two children of a gay couple are enrolled in a Catholic school -- but, in a twist, becomes sublime:
The Rev. Gerald M. Horan, superintendent of diocese schools, said that if Catholic beliefs were strictly adhered to, then children whose parents divorced, used birth control or married outside the church would also have to be banned.

"This is the quagmire that the parents' position represents," he said. "It's a slippery slope to go down."

Look at that! A Catholic priest calling out parishioners on their hypocrisy. Absolutely heart-warming... and even better if a few of the parishioners get the message.

Not that I'm holding my breath, but still...

In other news, I had a perfectly lovely New Year's Eve, even though I did have to pay a small penalty for not kissing Bradykins until 12:00:03. I resolve to be more punctual in 2005.