- Anglican Church bans first ordained minister from critical meeting
- Bernie Mac and his sexist jokes @ Obama event
- The New Yorker Thinks its Funny
Anglican Church – The Anglican Church nearly came undone in 2003 over the first out Archbishop and the move toward being completely open and accepting of the queer community is more than half of its U.S. based churches. All though the split was later avoided, the recent decision to ban this same person from a once a decade meeting of the Anglican Church threatens to rip the Church apart again. The people who made the decision claim it was not homophobia but the desire to keep the meeting from focusing on the “homosexual question” that prompted their actions. Well guess what? Should’ve read the stone passage b/c now the meeting is likely to discuss nothing else.
Bernie Mac – Native Chicagoan Bernie Mac opened for an Obama event last week with some sexist material. He was not only booed from the audience floor but also promptly reprimanded by Obama when he came to the stage to speak. Mac responded by saying he was just joking. It is not hard to find sexism lurking in most comedians acts in a nation where the oldest joke is “take my wife please.” TV shows like Last Comic Standing (which has at least one comedian each year whose entire schtick is sexist & others that invite you to laugh at racial or ethnic jokes), Chapelle Show, or Mind of Mencia all rely on sexism and racism/ethnic j/ks. At least two late night Talk Show hosts’ jokes consistently rely on demeaning women and the queer community. Regardless of America’s double standard, the Obama camp knew what Mac’s show is like and should have known better than to book anyone with sexism in their act. I would like to see Obama stop doing the right thing in reaction, ie immediate condemnation of actions after the fact, and start being proactive.
The New Yorker – Printed the cover below not only depicting the Obamas as terrorists occupying the White House but centering the anxiety inducing fist tap that occupied white Americans for far too long.
It was pretty clear to me when it was going on that the fist tap conversations were all about the fear that black people have a special language white people are not privy too, but the New Yorker just brought the message home. Not only is the image centered relying on this fear, but also the burning flag in the fireplace implying that a black president in the White House will be the downfall of America; think that thru . . . what does America mean if blackness means America is burning? And the Angela Davis, Black Panther, Afro that also signals a certain kind of black nationalism that generally strikes fear in most uneducated white people’s minds and which Michelle has never had. (Altho why it has blonde highlights is anyone’s guess; what is she militant barbie?) Let’s be clear, the Obamas are way too bourgeois and multi-culti to be Nat Turner & Elaine Brown, so calm down. Complaints can be sent here. htp abw