Most boys who grew up in the 90′s are quite familiar with Lark Voorhies, otherwise known as Lisa Turtle from the hit show “Saved By The Bell.” Kelly and Jessie were a’ight. But Lisa stole the show and, indeed, the heart of your intrepid hero along with countless other bruhs I knew. But unfortunately, time (and bad plastic surgery) has a way of catching up to a person.
Lark Voorhies (then):
Lark Voorhies (now):
When it’s come to national interviews gone awry, I’ve seen some pretty bad ones over the years. There was Jim Rome versus
Chris Jim Everett. There was Allen Iverson’s infamous “practice” interview. And, of course, there was Sarah Palin’s monstrosity of an interview with Katie Couric. But this next interview ranks pretty high up there. In a segment with Anderson Cooper, Stacey Pritchard – a member of Charles Worley’s church – is defending her pastor’s recent comments suggesting gay and lesbian folks should be put behind an electric fence and allowed to ‘die out.’ This interview is pretty bad.
This interview isn’t just a train wreck. It’s a train full of the most beautiful women on the planet crashing head on to a train full kids coming home from a field trip who, just a few seconds earlier, crashed into a bus full of volunteers recently returning from East Africa on a peace mission. Yeah, it’s that bad:
I guess what’s worse than the sheer bigotry she put on display for the world to see (while single-handedly embarrassing every Christian on the planet) is the fact that she and so many other Christians are so selective in how they subscribe to the Bible. People seem to have a huge problem with homosexuals, but are quite mute when it comes to every other “sin” identified in the Bible; adulterers and such. In fact, if you actually read the Old Testament, a lot of the stuff we do in our day-to-day walk would have been considered offenses worthy of death (which reminds me, the shrimp alfredo I had the other day was fierce. Biblically speaking, it was to die for.) This woman, and so many others, demonstrate a clear misunderstanding of the spirit of God’s word.
Maybe if we put her behind an electric fence, she’ll finally get the point.
I make no bones about it: I’m overweight. As such I have no legitimate ground to say anything particularly disparaging about other overweight people. One of those “pot calling the kettle black” kinda things. I get that. But, damn son:
Everything you just saw has “Typical American” written all over it (let’s throw in a little Homer Simpson for good measure). Obviously there is the morbidly obese aspect to this story. But also notable is that this clown is essentially invoking his right to be fat (proudly, at that), the ridiculous sign he
scribbled wrote in protest, and the sense of entitlement he seems to have by demanding service despite running up an unpaid tab at a buffet (how do you get a tab at a buffet? Inquiring minds would love to know that one).
If this dude spent as much time exercising his body as he did exercising his rights…OK, let me stop.
A great story I once heard:
There was once a young minister who accepted the offer to pastor a church. In an effort to get to know his new congregation, the new pastor dedicated several weeks to visiting the homes of each of his members. The last stop on his trip took him to a farm at the edge of town owned by one of the deacons of the church.
As the pastor arrived, he was amazed to see the organizaton of the man’s farm. When they passed neatly arrayed corn fields, the pastor remarked, “God has truly blessed you with a terrific field of corn.” Next they passed the wheat fields. Again the pastor commented, “God has truly blessed you with a terrific field of wheat.” Shortly thereafter, they passed his apple orchard; filled with delicious and juicy apples. Again the pastor said “God truly has blessed you with a terrific apple orchard. Finally as they made their way to house, they passed the barn with all the animals and equipment. One last time the pastor commented, “God truly has blessed you wi…” But before he could finish his statement, the farmer interrupted him. “Pastor,” the farmer started. “You keep mentioning how God has blessed me with all terrific things. Well, you should’ve seen how bad it was when God had it all to Himself!”
The message behind this story is simple: While God does indeed bless us with the things we can’t necessarily provide for ourselves, we’re responsible for making certain things happen as well. The sun, the water, and the earth God provides is pointless if we don’t get out there and plant own our seeds.
“And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.” - Mark 4:26-29
What’s up Unmitigates? I know, I’ve been away for a while. Life and such. You know how that goes. Anyway, in getting back into the swing of things, here are my thoughts on President Obama’s recent (and shocking) support of gay marriage:
In short, I think Obama did the right thing by stating his position. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t smart and it could wind up being politically costly. We shall see.