Sunday, December 10, 2017

Make His Paths Straight

If you follow the newfangled innovation that is the lectionary cooked up by "experts" in the '60s, you'll have noticed that today's Gospel is all about John the Baptist crying out in the wilderness, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."

Rev. "Rachel" Mann

Make his paths straight, what would Archbishop Justsin say about that? Let's find out, here he is in an interview with GQ as reported by Lifesitenews:

Justin Welby, the Church of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury, was asked point-blank, “Is gay sex sinful?” by GQ on Monday.
“You know very well that is a question I can’t give a straight answer to,” Welby answered, then added, “Sorry, badly phrased there. I should have thought that one through.”
According to GQ, Welby paused and looked “mildly embarrassed” after his response.
Asked why he couldn’t answer the question, Welby responded: “Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t got a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question.”

"I haven't got a good answer to the question," tell us, Justsin, is that you or the Chinos talking? Regardless, what would the Baptizer say? 

Welby's Chinos

I think we know and it doesn't take any great leap of the imagination to picture the Forerunner's career trajectory in today's Church of England. From nothing to nothing, springs to mind. 

The Baptizer

Or if the unfortunate prophet found himself within the beast itself, the CofE, where would it end. With his head on a platter at the request of a dancing girl? Or some other thing, like the curiously named trans Canon of Manchester Cathedral, Rachel Mann.


Whatever the case, I don't see the Baptist backing down. Sorry, Justsin.

Make his paths straight,



LL said...

Compassion toward all doesn't mean that the conduct is tolerable or right. Justin confuses the two possibly because the empty churches don't fill his pockets. You can't serve God and mammon, Justin.

Mattexian said...

Padre, I think you added the quote marks in the wrong spot for Rev. Rachel "Mann", as a notice of who she is, despite the haircut.

Adrienne said...

What a geek. Simple question. Simple answer. Maybe I can help him out.

LSP said...

That's a very good point, LL, and Justsin doesn't seem to get it.

LSP said...

Mattexian, Rachel "Mann" is a heavy metal shredder guitarist, as well as a feminist, ahem, poet.

LSP said...

Adrienne, I know you could; we all could, but Justsin has eyes and cannot see. Maybe that's why he keeps dragging out those chinos.