Sunday, June 26, 2011

Your Usual Sunday Ramble From The Church Of The Batshit Crazy

Do you see that tiny frog in froggy jail? He's not really incarcerated. He's hiding under the dish drainer. If I were you I would click on that picture because he's such a cute frog.

Actually, he's not there any more. Mr. Moon came and removed him for me and put him outside where he belongs. I do love my tiny frogs but I do not want to touch them.
This is one of my many phobias.
I was at the tail-end of making breakfast when I discovered the little guy. Or girl. Who knows? Anyway, Mr. Moon rescued him and then we sat down and had apple/banana/pecan pancakes with maple syrup and yes, bacon.
Oh, it was a fine breakfast.
I talk about food a lot, don't I?
Food and weather. Every human on earth is affected by these two topics. You betcha!

Now I'd like to talk about gay marriage. So New York has legalized it and boy-oh-boy, better late than never. Here's what I am wondering- why hasn't the Supreme Court taken up the issue of the fact that if you are straight and get married in New York, you are still married by law and by god in Florida. Done. You don't have to apply for reciprocity to make your union legal in Florida just because you got that license in New York.
So how come if you're gay and you get legally wed in New York but you move to Florida, you ain't married?
Don't even give me that shit about this being a state issue. It's not for us breeders. Just for those gay people who should be delighted and happy and thrilled that they were given the right to marry in the first place and let's keep them all in the crazy places that have legalized gay marriage such as New York and oh, yes, Iowa, that known bastion of insane liberals and the gay lifestyle.

I mean, come on people! Don't believe in gay marriage? Don't marry someone of your same sex. Simple, easy, get on with your damn life.

I know it's going to take these small steps to get people to come around to the fact that homosexuals have the same rights as heterosexuals and I suppose we should celebrate the small steps but it's just absurd to me that you would have to say, "Yes, we are married in Iowa but not here." I'm still shaking my head in disbelief at the Prop 8 thing in California where people were swayed by the Mormons (Mormons!) to vote against such a basic human right.
California is NOT Florida or Alabama or Louisiana. It is California!
And Mormons didn't quit believing that in order to get to heaven if you were a man you had to have at least three wives (or something like that) until 1890, which, yes, was a long time ago but not THAT long. I won't even go into some of the other things that Mormons still believe because when you get right down to it, they're no more ridiculous than a lot of the things that other more-familiar-to-most-of-us religions believe such as the virgin birth and eating a wafer and having it turn into flesh in your body and drinking wine and having it turn into blood. Cannibalism, pure and simple and it's one of the basic tenets of a lot of religions no matter how you look at it and it's going on right now as we speak in about a hundred churches in this tiny county of rural Florida alone.

How did I get from a frog to religion?

I am not sure but I think that pancakes were involved.

Well, let me just say that food and the weather are not the only things which affect all of us. So is love and the ability to express it as we see fit if it is between consenting adults and marriage is basically a public announcement and pledge of that love and a lot of people want to get married because they want to start a family, both gay and straight, and a lot do not, both gay and straight, and some people are attracted to members of the opposite sex in the sexual and loving sense and some people are attracted to members of the same sex in the sexual and loving sense and there are more complicated situations too but hell- we're still working on the basic two attractions here in the United States of America where it would seem that we're not really that united at all so let's not even try to muddy the waters with those other complications because we're a simple people and can't begin to wrap our minds around anything which is more difficult than one plus one equals two or maybe sometimes three or four or, if you're a Dugger, about a thousand.

Okay, it's Sunday. Let's try to mind our own business and make it legal for everyone else to do the same. My marriage is my marriage and it's complicated enough. Yours probably is too if you have one. I happen to think I have a good marriage and when I get annoyed or he gets annoyed we always remember that at the base of all of this there is love and dammit, that has nothing to do with the fact that he's a man and I'm a woman. It just is.
And I feel comfortable enough in my relationship to not feel threatened if the guys down the street get married and I wish they could because I've never seen a couple of any sexual inclinations who love and support and take care of each other so tenderly and they inspire me in my marriage and my relationships with others and by god, they should be allowed to have a wedding and have it be legal!

Frogs should be free to roam and eat flies and people should be free to marry whomever their hearts desire (if they are consenting adults!) and if pancakes are occasionally involved than so much the better although scrambled eggs and toast are good too.

Happy Sunday, y'all.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. I do so love you Ms. Moon. And you are absolutely, positively, 100% correct, and let's hope that enough people begin to see the light and change the tide of hatred.

    I would have to think that the sermon at the Church of The Batshit Crazy has to be one of the best being heard today :0)

  2. Good sermon Reverend Moon. hee hee!


  3. "one plus one equals two or maybe sometimes three or four or, if you're a Dugger, about a thousand."

    That cracked me up. The womb is not a clown car.

  4. justme- And no eating of Christ! Bonus!

    Elizabeth- I love your soul.

    Lisa- The more love, the more love. Period. For me, at least.

    Ms. Fleur- You may call me Mary.

    DTG- Haha! Perfect! I love you!

  5. I live in British Columbia, Canada and gay marriage has been legal here since 2003. I am proud of that.
    With all the craziness relgion brings I think church's need to spend a lot of time looking at themselves. I think many people would be a lot happier.

  6. It really shocked and surprised me when gay marriage was overturned in California. Crazy. Plain and simple. And yes, isn't it stupid that you can be married in one state but not another?! That makes no sense and frustrates me with the "one law works this way and one works that way". Equality?

    I almost thought you had written at the bottom "scrambled eggs and toads"! Hahaha! I had to reread that after all the frog talk. Frogs are okay as long as they are outside and somewhere away in the garden. I am truly a baby. Silly? Yes.

  7. Birdie- No one ever said that we're either enlightened or especially civilized here in the good ol' USA. Certainly not me!

    Ellen- Well, I suppose we could eat scrambled eggs and toads but I'd rather not, thank-you. And I don't especially mind frogs in the house unless they threaten to touch me but I know they're better off outside.

  8. My old pal Billy Sims (not the ball player) used to say 'mind your own business and kiss your own ass'.

    I missed breakfast.

  9. Andrew- I love your old friend, Billy Sims. (Not the ball player.) He is wise.

  10. Ah, yes. Such great wise words here, Ms. Moon. Thanks for rooting for love - gay, straight, and anything in between.

    And HURRAY! for New York for doing the right thing.

  11. I wish that the religious folks weren't: a) so hypocritical and b) such busybodies minding what others do. I don't think that the heterosexuals are doing so great on marriage so if gays want to be married then they should be able to do so. As one fellow said to me, well, they can be miserable like the rest of us. What is the big deal and why is there so much fear--fear of gays, fear of Obama, fear of abortion, and so on. So many fears. It's a wonder that the Christians don't implode from so much fear.

  12. You either believe in civil rights or you don't. That's what the right for gay people to marry comes down to. It's between two adults and not anybody else's damn business.

    Personally, I don't want to associate with assholes who don't believe in civil rights.

  13. notjustafemme- Baby steps. We celebrate them.

    Syd- I swear to you- if religion calmed my fears, I might adopt it. Sigh. It does not work for me. But I think you're right- it works for many.

    Ms. Bastard-Beloved- Exactly. You are right. That's it.

  14. Beautiful Ms. Moon. We greatly enjoyed this week's Sunday sermon. Hugs to you.

  15. Well you know I am a Christian but you ALSO know I am over hear raising my fist in solidarity with every word of this post because come ON-there is little enough opportunity to truly love in this life so why the fuck NOT be allowed to marry whom you love? Drives me insane.

    A note about the mormons: they STILL believe all the shit about multiple wives. they just stopped practicing it because it became illegal. A sore point for me because-well. Don't get me STARTED ha ha.

  16. Mel's Way- Much love to you and A. You know what I'm saying.

    Kori- I know. And they didn't allow black men to become whatever that damn title is in the Mormon church until they were about to be sued. Then god sent them a message. Now- when will women be allowed to be Bishops or whatever that shit is? Probably never.

  17. well.. I try not to talk money , religion, or politics,
    but unfortunately, it's what makes the world go round. instead of love and compassion and tolerance and well.. all the other good stuff.

    I have enough to worry about keeping my own soul from being petty and despaired and jealous ... no need to worry about anyone else.

  18. I was very happy at the weekend because two of my (girl)friends are getting married to each other next year and they can in this country, and it will be the second gay marriage just in our choir. And while we still have a lot of bigots in this country, it is a HUGE step in the right direction that at least the government are taking care of equal rights already.

  19. I'm so glad you said that. My next two posts are about food and weather, pretty much. That's all I've been dealing with.

    Your breakfast sounds great. I love Sundays with The Church of the Batshit Crazy. Happy belated Sunday my dear friend xx

  20. Ah, Ms. Moon. I loved this post. It gives me hope that there are people out there like you who pull for equality and love and just doing the right thing by one another. We just get one shot here with each other, you know?


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