smockmomma: March 2008 Archives

down, but not out...


poor mamaT has practically been running this blog single-handed for a good long stretch now, with me poppin' in only occassionally as it is to rant about something yankee or liberal or both. but i must admit that chasing six wee ones, especially the wonder-smock-twins [at two-and-a-half], training for the breast cancer walk, running my gratefully busy avon biz, and being a sexy spice for the smockdaddy takes up all of this woman's time. taking all of that into account and adding the fact that this particular Lenten season has been ... well, a bitch ... i will admit that mamaT's decision gives me some real nice breathin' room.

a'course, i can't speak for mamaT, but i can promise to be trollin' the saint bloggosphere and peekin' in all of you beautiful and holy people as often as i can, and i pray that mamas'll find their way back a'for to long.

four years of summa mama delight was four years longer than i expected or deserved! so, best wishes and big blessin's to each and every one of you. until we pop in on y'all agin', i remain ...

the smock

with apologies to mamaT...

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is this man high on drugs or just plain ignorant?

Obama: Sermon on the Mount Supports Same-sex Unions

On the campaign trail yesterday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) defended his support of abortion and same-sex unions. In response to a question at a stop at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Obama said he does not support calling same-sex unions marriage, but thinks same-sex couples should be given the recognition and benefits granted to married couples. "I think that it is a legal right that they [homosexuals] should have that is recognized by the state. If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans." Jesus teaches on a number of issues central to the Christian life in the Sermon on the Mount: being witnesses to the world, loving our enemies, honoring marriage - but there is no instruction on same-sex unions.

As for St. Paul's writing in Romans, it is distinguished not by its obscurity but by its clarity and consistency with all of Christian teaching about the nature of sexuality and marriage. Paul writes: "They [the unrighteous] exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator - who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." (Romans 1:24-27, NIV) Obama also told the crowd that his support of abortion (he voted against banning partial-birth abortion, and against notifying the parents of minors prior to their having an abortion) and his support of same-sex unions do not make him "less of a Christian."

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so i'm gonna direct you to a great commentary by our lovely mr. TS over'ta video meloria.

okay, well, maybe i do, i don't know. anyhoo...

what does wearing pajamas to school teach wee ones? i don't get it. the idea of "a dr. seuss day" for the pre-k class is an adorable idea in theory, but in practice, hey, what is up with that?

i also tend to agree with smockdaddy when he questions why teachers assign at-home projects. these people have our kidlens over seven hours a day, why can't their school work be done at school?



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