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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:20 PM

Miz t. vs the Church Ladies

Background:
Miz t. attended a Friday-Saturday retreat for Episcopal Church Women.
It was at a pleasant camp on a secluded bay here in coastal Alabama.
Miz t. is president of her parish's ECW organization.

Although we 'agreed to disagree' on religion and deities decades ago, she seems to get a lot of comfort and spiritual peace from her church doings.
I don't begrudge her that at all.


The Event:
The ladies were having a glass of wine prior to dinner and 'visiting'.
Miz t. walked up to a porch where some of the older women were sitting.
They were from another parish and she didn't know them. Appeared to be in their late 70s/early 80s.

As she sat down she heard "Obama just lies all the time." "I don't think that's his real father." "I don't know what I'll do if he gets another four years." "He's just taking this country down the tubes."
Miz t. votes the Democratic ticket and is a big fan of Obama's.

She said "Excuse me ladies, but I support President Obama. Do we really want to discuss politics in this setting?"

And one blue-hair said "Oh honey! I'll PRAY for you!"
And Miz t. was off to the races, ears laid back and breathing fire.

PRAY for me? PRAY for me because I support a particular candidate? Do you think God gives two hoots who wins this election? If God cares at all, he wants the best man to win. And that's clearly Barack Obama. Last time I checked this was pretty much a free country and we citizens are free to support any political party that we choose to. If you need something to pray for, pray for kids who go to bed hungry. Pray for parents trying to earn enough to house and feed those kids. Pray for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. I appreciate your offer to pray for me, but please don't pray for me to change my mind about my political choice."

And then it got very quiet on the porch.
And politics never came up again at the retreat.

Damn I love this woman.



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trof Oct 2012 OP
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #2
onecent Oct 2012 #3
goclark Oct 2012 #4
Warpy Oct 2012 #5
Lars39 Oct 2012 #6
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #7
SheilaT Oct 2012 #8
trof Oct 2012 #9

Response to trof (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:27 PM

1. You are a lucky fellow!

She's a good one. Thank her for me!

Recently someone said to me that they vote Republican because they want to be able to tell God when they go to heaven that they voted the right way. (Abortion)

I said that I am a Christian and a Liberal and I am certain that I can go to heaven and be fine with God.

As a matter of fact, I am a Liberal because I am a Christian.

She looked shocked.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:37 PM

2. Good for her!

She told them, and she told them rightly. They had their ears pinned back, and they won't soon forget. Maybe they'll even see the error of their ways.....well, a girl can dream, can't she?

Well done!

Long may she live.



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Response to trof (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:39 PM

3. This is AWESOME!!!!! n/t

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Response to trof (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:40 PM

4. Great!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:43 PM

5. OOoooooh, I think I'd like Miz T very much

You chose one hell of a fine woman to share your life with. But you knew that already.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:47 PM

6. Mz. t channeled Julia Sugarbaker perfectly!

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:57 PM

7. Julia Sugarbaker ..... love her! Here's a quote.

"And another thing... I am sick and tired of being made to feel that if I am not a member of a little family with 2.4 children who goes just to Jerry Falwell's church and puts their hands over their hearts every morning that I am unreligious, unpatriotic, and un-American!! Because I've got news for you, Mr. Brickett... all liberals are not kooks, anymore than all conservatives are fascists!! and the last time I checked, God was neither a Democrat nor a Republican! And just for your information, yes I am a liberal, but I am also a Christian. And I get down on my knees and pray everyday ---- on my own turf on my own time. One of the things that I pray for, Mr. Brickett, is that people with power will get good sense, and that people with good sense will get power... and that the rest of us will be blessed with the patience and the strength to survive the people like you in the meantime!!"

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Response to trof (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:55 PM

8. You married a fine woman, Trof.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:26 AM

9. Don't I know it. AND SHE CAN COOK, TOO!

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