Friday, November 03, 2006
Waiting for the Fat Lady
Pentecostals * South Dakota * The Rains Came
Four days to go. "It ain't over until the Fat Lady sings". To us who wish to see the Republicans defeated, would it sound joyful, like Scott Joplin's Tremonisha, or like a tragic opera? The signs are still good but we'll have to wait until the morning of November 8th for the final results.
Another sex scandal for the hypocrites. A man named Ted Haggard has been accused of paying for sex with a gay man. This wouldn't have been news except for the fact that Haggard happened to be the Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals who took a leading role in railing against homosexuals. The Post reported: "Haggard, an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, vigorously denied the allegation. "Never had a gay relationship with anybody, and I'm steady with my wife. I'm faithful to my wife," he told a Colorado television station, KUSA. But in a later interview with a different local station, the church's associate pastor said Haggard had offered "some admission of indiscretion" to the church leadership -- though "not admission to all of the material that has been discussed."
They are against availability of the Morning After pill to prevent unwanted pregnancy; they are against dissemination of birth control information to school students. What do they do to help the infants born to unwed mothers who are unable to take care of their babies?
A few minutes back I watched a young woman walk by holding an umbrella and talking on her cell phone, oblivious of the rain.
Listening to Autumn Leaves. The CD is titled Tokyo 96. Keith Jarrett - piano, Gary Peacock - bass, Jack DeJohnette - drums.