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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Gay Gene found -- and it talks!

So, we learn that Episcopal Bishop (sic) Gene Robinson is pleased with the election of Pope Ratzinger (sic).

"Pope Ratzinger may be the best thing that ever happened to the Episcopal Church."

That's funny, because Catholics will welcome converts to the Church thanks to the blatherous bloviations of the Most High Reverend of the Church of Gene, as well.

Fair trade. Gimme a disenfranchised traditional Anglican over a disenfranchised liberal Catholic any day.


Anonymous joe said...

mea culpa!

I must fully retract earlier claims that there is no gay gene.

5:07 PM

Anonymous midwestmom said...

The Gay Gene needs to have a talk with WNBA star Cheryl Swoopes who came out last week and actually admitted that she was not born gay.

5:24 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Hey Joe: Midwestmom brings up a fascinating topic. Care to dive in?

Check box: a) Yes b) No

Midwestmom: Read the com box re: "Lesbians dominate womens' sport" post.

6:12 PM

Anonymous joe said...

Oh No! Here we go again.

Actually, I would like to hear a feminine opinion on the topic.

What do you say MM?

9:04 PM

Blogger Clayton said...

I couldn't make the link to the article work...

5:03 AM

Blogger Patrick said...


Fixed. Not sure why Blogger hiccuped. Did it for me, too. Thanks.

7:48 AM

Anonymous midwestmom said...


I actually did read the thread about lesbian slam-dunking amazons AFTER I posted my comment here. What a coinky-dink!

I don't know if there is a 'gay gene' or not. My tendency is to believe that some people are actually born with the affliction. On the other hand, the numbers are probably miniscule and can no way account for the massive homosexualization of our society.

For many, including Cheryl Swoopes, the homosexual lifestyle has been CHOSEN. They have been desensitized to the fact that it's an unnatural state, mostly because everybody and their uncle (like the guys on the other thread) keep telling us that we're intolerant or hateful for pointing out the obvious.

11:41 AM

Blogger Patrick said...


Forget that that the so-called gay gene has not been found -- although few deny some genetic predisposition, I don't think Christian canbuy into the Born Gay theory. Think of what kind of crappy designer that makes God: to create an objectively disordered person, oriented "from the very beginning" to desire unnatural affections and objectively perverse acts.

Following Satinover, Payne, Harvey, Barnhouse, Berger, Nicolosi et al, I do not believe any "gay people" exist -- only heterosexuals afflicted to lesser or more profound degrees of SSA.

I also wish the Catholic Church focused more on strategies for healing, and less on other debates about SSA.

When I was teaching high school one of my students raised her hand with, "Will God make every gay person straight before entering heaven?" An interesting question.

The context was Purgatory. My answer, after explaining why I thought the term "gay person" was problematic, was Yes.


12:08 PM

Anonymous midwestmom said...

"I also wish the Catholic Church focused more on strategies for healing..."

Healing? Why, Patrick, your terminology suggests this is some sort of illness! You homophobe! You intolerant, hateful neanderthal!

Born gay, genetic predisposition, whatever. Either one is more tolerable and believable than the Cheryl Swoopes variety.

I've got the Satinover book but I haven't read it yet. I need to.

12:44 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

I know, I know I need to repent.
Before Ido that.... Satinover: "Homosexuality and The Politics of Truth;"
Mario Bergner "Setting Love in Order;"
Leanne Payne: "The Broken Image"

For a start in full-on homophobic hatred and intolerance.

12:47 PM

Anonymous joe said...


I agree. You summed it up well


"I don't think Christian canbuy into the Born Gay theory. Think of what kind of crappy designer that makes God"

Interesting point.

This is s utterly civilized thread. If only some Canadian could throw in some red herrings and ad homenims we could have some fun.

1:36 PM

Anonymous midwestmom said...

Let's start a revolution and call SSA a 'birth defect'!

Perhaps some are born with SSA, but a cross is a cross and we must all bear the ones we have been given. Do alcoholics have "alcoholic bars"? Do they ridicule counselors who warn them of the dangers of not quitting drinking? Do they call them 'aldophobes'? Do they revel in their alcoholism and tell the world there's nothing wrong with it? The whole lifestyle is ludicrous.

Telling a homosexual that his lifestyle is sinful is like sprinkling holy water on Linda Blair. It burns.

What is that spiritual work of mercy.....oh, yeah....admonish the sinner.

1:57 PM

Anonymous midwestmom said...


That should have been 'alcophobes'.

2:17 PM

Blogger Patrick said...


Yeah, well, that's what happens when you don't lay off the sauce in the middle of the day.

2:32 PM

Anonymous midwestmom said...


That would be someone who has a version to that one-hit-wonder 80's band Aldo Nova.

7:59 PM

Anonymous midwestmom said...

"That would be someone who has a version to that one-hit-wonder 80's band Aldo Nova. "

An aversion! An aversion!

(I'm quitting now.)

8:01 PM

Anonymous joe said...


Aldo Nova:
"Life is just a fantasy
can you live this fantasy life"

I think that should be Gene Robinson's theme song. :)

10:40 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Next you guys are going trundle out classics by Kajagoogoo, Gary Newman, Nick Kershaw, Oingo Boingo, maybe a little Thompson Twins.

"Hold Me Now" -- Another Most High Rev Gene anthem.

11:01 PM

Anonymous joe said...


I have another nomination for Gene.

How about LoverBoy's "Turn Me Loose":

"I was born to run,
I was born to dream,
The craziest boy you ever seen,
I gotta do it my way,
Or no way at all.

And I was here to please,
I’m even on my knees
Makin love to whoever I please,
I gotta do it my way,
Or no way at all.

And then you came around,
Tried to tie me down,
I was such a clown,..."

Loverboy always played a mean Cow Bell!

7:20 AM

Blogger Patrick said...

Too much visual. Now I need to take a bath with a wire brush!

9:49 AM

Anonymous midwestmom said...

In boiling Clorox, no less!

10:42 AM

Anonymous midwestmom said...

'Loverboy always played a mean Cow Bell! "


They started off "Working for the Weekend" with four counts on their rockin' cow bell, too!

1:57 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Canadian big haired 80s bands ROCK!!!

8:12 PM


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