Friday, April 09, 2010

The Maggot Gagger Award goes to

"The Rev. Barbie:

She's been a princess, a firefighter, a Marine and a ballerina. After years of soul-searching, Barbie has finally found her true vocation. Meet Rev. Barbie, a plastic Episcopal Priest..."

I know that April 1st fell on Maundy Thursday this year, making April Fool's Day a movable feast. Sadly, however, this was no joke. The Award is earned, as this truly is enough to gag a maggot.




10 comments:

Shaughn said...

I was on the floor laughing, myself. People were concerned.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Yet another good reason not to ever buy a Barbie doll for my daughter.

Doubting Thomas

veriword: anism

Jackie said...

So, why should anyone be surprised? The Episcopal church is a lost cause. All we can hope for is this doesn't aide and abet spreading their rot.

Colin Chattan said...

How long before Kelly is also ordained - and Barbie and Kelly get married? (I presume Ken and Steve already are)

John A. Hollister said...

I must respectfully take issue. What should gag the maggot is not that Barbie is taking on the role of a T?C priestess; after all, what Barbie does is simply to model what is going on in the society around her.

What the maggot SHOULD be gagging over -- and should have been gagging on these 34 years past -- is that there ARE such things as T?C priestesses to set before little girls as role models.

Unfortunately, most will not gag but instead will simply take the CANA/AMiA/ACNA route, which is to shrug and say, "If you don't want a Barbie priestess, don't buy one" and ignore what happens when their daughters go to friends' houses where they will encounter them anyway....

John A. Hollister+
"slatin"

John A. Hollister said...

And just look at Barbie's pectoral cross! That's just further evidence that she's "striking" for bishop, as they would say in the sea services. Perhaps she was encouraged to do so because of the recent triumphant election in T?C's Diocese of Los Angeles....

John A. Hollister+
"busnitt"

Anonymous said...

What irony. One "make-believe" priest creates another "make-believe" priest to give as a gift for a third "make-believe" priest! I wonder if the heretics in PECUSA/ECUSA/TEC (whatever they call themselves now) would see the humor?

DJJ+

Fr. Robert Hart said...

What the maggot SHOULD be gagging over -- and should have been gagging on these 34 years past -- is that there ARE such things as T?C priestesses to set before little girls as role models.

You see, I use a real maggot to determine this award, my own pet maggot, Fido. I raised him from, well, from a maggot. But, his poor little maggot mind can't deal with anything too serious, or the stress will kill him. I have to be able to say that no maggots were harmed in determining of this award.

Brian said...

If the girls get this, then I want my G.I. Jose Spanish Inquisition Batlle Set!

RC Cola said...

Barbie is a lot better looking than any Episcopal faux-priestess I've ever seen.

Where's her mustache?