Posts Tagged ‘PETA’

Listen, before I go on a rant… hey, I’m over here… and sound like I am berating all dog lovers… I said, over here. Yoohoo… I love a good puppy dog as much as the next guy but… YO! Are you listening to me or do I have to remove this picture?!

That’s better.

As reported in the N.Y. Daily News, model Joanna Krupa has been the ire of Christians for her tawdry, sacrilegious pin-up for PETA… and the buzz around the water cooler for dirty old men everywhere.

Rocking angel wings (yeah, those are authentic) and a cleverly positioned Cross, Krupa is the focal point of a new PETA campaign, “Be an angel for animals.”

Needless to say, the Catholic league may have a thing or two to say:

“The fact is that cats and dogs are a lot safer in pet stores than they are in the hands of PETA employees,” Catholic League President Bill Donohue said in a statement. “Moreover, pet stores don’t rip off Christian iconography and engage in cheap irreligious claims. PETA is a fraud. Those who support this organization sorely need a reality check. They also need a course in Ethics 101.”

What’s next? PETCO comes out with some ads featuring a colorful parrot who hates Christians with the “Get your church to stop squawking. Tell them what Polly really wants” campaign?

Perhaps, Petsmart unveils its latest marketing blitz with Snoop Dogg and his female Pit Bull playing in front of a church with the air bubble, “Snoop says, ‘Sit Biyatch’. Jesus loves you and so do I.”

Probably not. Why is it all right to make a mockery of the cross and Christianity. I don’t PETA having Joanna Krupa pose butt naked in a mosque draped in strategically placed slabs of bacon reading, “Fear not, Pigs are our friends too.”

No, because if they did, there would be a Jihad so large, President Obama wold deploy troops to PETA’s headquarters. But, when it comes to the things of Jesus, Christians are church mouse quiet and we have to open the door for the Catholic League and the Pope to defend the rights of all Christians.

Why?

Where is the Christian uproar about this stunt? I realize most shady preachers are too preoccupied with the advertising to worry about the message, but what about the rest of you?! Is this cool with you? Should we not defend the cross, the sanctity of Christ?

No, how does another ad with Krupa naked as the day she was born with a dog in one hand and a rosary dangling in the other grab you?

And that’s supposed to be cool with you? Sure, naked people are Christians too, but do you like you porn with that certain Jesus mystique or regular?

And speaking of Playboy porn starser, contestants from Dancing with the Stars being Christian too, Krupa had something to add:

“It’s understandable that the Catholic League is wary of another sex scandal, but the sex we’re talking about pertains to dogs and cats. As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of. I’m doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of God’s creation.”

Now while, priests everywhere are cheering and feverishly hen-pecking away at their computer figuring out how to spell ‘Chihuahua,’ ‘Dachshund’ or ‘Great Pyrenees’ in hopes of adoption, I call B.S.

MEMO to PETA: You will never see Pope Benedict’s naked behind draped on the cover of AARP with a conveniently located Labrador Retriever saying, “I confess. I love dogs too.” What good does that do other than make millions of people reach for a bottle of Tums?!

Sure, she’s hot. Sure, it will get folks attention. Sure, they don’t care about PR. But stop presuming the Church is stupid. You got a beef against Jesus, and it’s obvious. Wall Watchers, if you care about the cross then say something… or get others to say something.

501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510
757-622-PETA (7382)
757-622-0457 (fax)

Ingrid Newkirk, President

I mean, this is a woman who thinks owning a pet is animal slavery so she’s probably not equipped for an intellectual debate about dogma. However, this porn shot should not be tolerable by the Church! The message is fine. The meaning is kind. The method is madness.

And if anyone is wondering, I adopted my puppy, but I assure you I was wearing a good amount of clothing when I did it. Dogs scratch… and bite, you know?

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Statistics have shown church attendance is on the decline. People are disengaged with religion. And evagnelism just ain’t what it used to be.

Something has got to be done, but what?

DogsGoToHeaven

Evidently Woof N' Worship is catching on

If you’re the Rev. Tom Eggebeen of Covenant Presbyterian Church, you realize church attendance is going to the dogs. So if you can’t beat it, join it.

So Eggebeen came up with a hair-raising idea: He would turn God’s house into a doghouse by offering a 30-minute service complete with individual doggie beds, canine prayers and an offering of dog treats.

He hopes it will reinvigorate the church’s connection with the community, provide solace to elderly members and, possibly, attract new worshippers who are as crazy about God as they are about their four-legged friends.

Really? Can you imagine. I suppose this helped most of the octogenarians that attend church, but was it really uplifting? And did we discover if all dogs really go to heaven?

Traditionally, conventional Christians believe that only humans have redeemable souls, said Laura Hobgood-Oster, a religion professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

“It’s the changing family structure, where pets are really central and religious communities are starting to recognize that people need various kinds of rituals that include their pets,” she said. “More and more people in mainline Christianity are considering them to have some kind of soul.”

There are many people who believe dearly departed puppies will be at the golden gates when they arrive, but don’t we need to jump start the two-legged folk in church first?

Emma Sczesniak came to Covenant for the first time, lured by the promise that she could worship with her black Lab, Midnight, and her wire-haired Dachshund-terrier mix, Marley.“I don’t have any kids, so my pets have always been my children, so it does mean a lot,” she said of the dog-inclusive service. “I haven’t been to church in a long time and this may push me into it. I’m getting older and I’ve been thinking about those things again.”

I suppose whatever works, so good on Eggebeen for thinking of it. My only prayer is that after these aloof church spectators are “pushed into it” they discover the real reason of why they should be there in the first place.

However, in case Eggebeen needs other ideas to trick up service, here’s some suggestions:

  • Announce to the Presbyterian Church that “dogma” is hereby redefined. (Where’s that rim shot?)
  • Present your illustrated sermon series about the Church going to the dogs. Or perhaps “The Stench of Sin.” I think it may be more convincing than you think.
  • Since you have a church full of older people, I’m sure one of the gentlemen in attendance battles a case of the holders during your message. Now, he can have someone to blame it on. (I know, kinda gets ya’ right in the heart, eh?)
  • Petition Pope Benedict for a new assortment of saints that’s sure to get some news: Canonize Lassie, Rin-Tin-Tin, Toto, Duke from the “Beverly Hillbillies”, Eddie from “Frasier” and of course Fang from “Harry Potter”. It is in L.A. after all.
  • Have Snoop Dogg be a guest speaker during a morning homily. It makes sense, and never mind the whole Muslim thing. You’ll diversify your church for sure, my nizzle.

Religion and animals. They have been intertwined since the beginning of time.

  • Noah had the ark, and all the animals two-by-two
  • Muslims abstain from swine
  • Mayans have a movie coming out about Quetzalcoatl
  • Mythological creatures are typically morphed humans and horses or whatever
  • Treatment of animals is holy writ according to Judaic law
  • And then there are Hindus who give a new meaning to “Holy Cow”

Looks like something from a Disney movie really

Looks like something from a Disney movie really

Evidently, they are pretty sweet on elephants, at least according to this Christian group that has been picketing the Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Zoo.

The Calgary Zoo said it has no plans to remove a dancing elephant statue after a complaint from a Christian group that it’s an inappropriate religious icon.

A private donor gave the statue, modeled after the Hindu god Ganesh, to the zoo in 2006 to stand in front of the Asian elephant exhibit. As CBC News first reported, Concerned Christians Canada sent a letter raising its concerns that the statue was “selective religious partiality” to the zoo on Thursday.

MEMO to CCC: The ecumenical pachyderm here was donated to the zoo, and in lieu of the global economy, you think they are really going to give that up in account of, what did you call it again, “Selective religious partiality”? Uh, no.

“A lot of people are saying we’re being intolerant. I don’t consider asking that the zoo look at this from a balanced perspective being intolerant,” said national chairman Jim Blake on Friday.

What? You want a crucifix to dangle in the ape exhibit, as if to tell Charles Darwin where to stick it? Perhaps, a Bible in the snake exhibit with the tempting verse from Romans 16:20 that “the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” Great, but when that happens, watch out PETA because those will make some sweet boots. Just sayin’.

See here, the fallibility of this protest is most Christians will look at that cute elephant and think, “Aw, that’s cute.” They aren’t thinking, “I’ll bet that’s a surreptitious homage to Hinduism. I’m calling the manager.”

If you want to make a difference for Jesus, pick a cause everyone understands because right now you may as well be telling kids all over Canada that zoos are of the devil. And just how “concerning” is that?

Turn your head, vegan aficionados. We are about to talk hamburger, religion and the faith it takes to crush two all-beef grilled patties.

Nummmmm-y!

Shiva? Well done.

Shiva? Well done.

It seems Burger King, home of the Whopper, committed a big one in the world of advertising recently.

So much so that the global monarch of beef had to apologize to its Hindu customers all across Spain, as seen in WOW News’ Faith Central.

It seems like an oxymoron, I know. We have Hindus who arguably adores those bovine beauties more than the PETA folks and somehow know about an advertisement at a burger joint? Stranger things have happened.

Someone is not so committed to his or her Dharma, just sayin’.

“Burger King’s judgment in associating a burger with a Hindu goddess is absolutely baffling,” commented Suhag Shukla, director and legal counsel of the Hindu American Foundation.

The Brahma bedlam incensed the Hindu nation because that cute, quad-appendaged babe in the window is actually Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of wealth, fertility and wisdom.

Whoops.

If that lack of theological research wasn’t bad enough, there’s that catchy headline in the ad:

“La Merienda es Sagrada,” which loosely means “Tea-time is Sacred”

Some believe that literally means “snack,” but eh. And in Hindu, snack literally means “hearty lettuce and turnips with ketchup.”

So, in an effort to redefine advertising jargon”for a limited time only,” as soon as that lovely photoshopped gem went up in windows, it came down like a luscious patty slabbed on a hot and steamy grill.

Well, that’s too bad. But it is a little surprising.

Looks like Jack is a Christian. Bad King, bad!

Looks like Jack is a Christian. Bad King, bad!

Hinduism is about the most polytheistic religion in the world, so how in the world did the Hindu nation keep up with this savvy burger babe?

How many Yogis show up jonesin’ for a triple stacker? Ever seen someone with an Avatar show up for a BK Value Meal? Well, that’s Hindu?!

I don’t know if Gandhi ever made it to Barcelona but good to know reincarnation makes it way to tropical climates.

It’s just a shame because this was Lakshmi’s chance at fame. And now, because of some meddlesome, tantric lacto veg-head, she has to go back in the life of some knobby-kneed five-year old in Tibet. Poor lady.

At least she did prove another BK advertising campaign, “It takes two hands to hold a Whopper.” Not so much. Thanks, Lakshmi!

Namaste.

Meet Matthew Derosia, a renegade SUV driver with a real weed for making a statement.

Misled folk, like this deranged lunatic, have done oddball things in the name of God for centuries. For example, take the protest of abortion clinics. Listen, I understand being appalled by something – cruelty against animals, abuse of the environment or say all that Pier 1/Bombay Outlet stuff they got half-price to adorn the set of TBN. Oy!

No one I know personally loves children more than yours truly. So, when I see people protest abortion clinics, I get it. The war of life begins the very moment one of those little soldiers make it to the battlefield, not when said soldier makes it out of the foxhole – if you’ll forgive the military metaphor (ba-dum-dum-ching).

Now, this... this is a statement

Now, this... this is a statement

But what this zealous fool did is overboard by just a smidge:

In an apparent abortion protest, a man who police say intentionally crashed his SUV into the Planned Parenthood clinic on Ford Parkway in St. Paul [Minn.], has been arrested.

That’s insane. And why? Evidently, to post a sticky note in the minds of Christians everywhere.

The crash happened… while a group of protesters demonstrated across the street. Thursday was the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, the landmark case regarding abortion.

I presume dolts like this have read the Bible with some sort of decorum and passion. Perhaps, they are familiar with the “begats“? Funny how those deal with genealogy, you know, as in people… who used to be babies. Murder does not begat murder! Are you kidding me?!

Bombs, cyanide and now ramming a truck full speed into an office building. Stay classy, folks. What kind of witness do you think you are really being for the Lord at this rate?

Man, don’t you think God would best served with education, teaching… heck, throw condoms out the window while you are flipping the doctor’s the finger if you really want to sin, but actions like these don’t make people want to join your cause. Those action make people want to slam your knees with a sledgehammer.

How is God glorified by you killing the doctor, his nurses and staff – half of which are probably there without prejudice just trying to earn a check to take care of you know, their CHILDREN!

Man, these dimwits make a preacher wanna cuss on a Sunday.