Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lava Cake

We needed milk and such. Waiting in the checkout line ahead of me and my young one was a man and his child; the kid appeared to be maybe ten years old.

The father was explaining something that they must have heard on the car radio, from what I could overhear. He was telling the boy that Jerry Falwell once said that one of the Teletubbies was a homosexual, adding that a homosexual was a man who "married another man instead of a woman like mommy."

The youth took that in stride and said "I know," but asked his father "what else did that man, the one who died, say?" The father added that Falwell didn't like those kind of people and he said that when they died god would send them to hell.

The boy thought about that for just a moment then said "that fucking son of a bitch."

My young one looked at me, I looked at them, and we giggled in half-voices.

After we paid up and walked to the car my child said "they must be liberals."

"Like me?" I asked.

"Like us," my pride-and-joy replied.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Here's hoping that "fucking son of a bitch" is enjoying the special place in hell set aside for him and all those like them who use religion and "faith" as an excuse to hate and oppress other human beings. At least he'll have plenty of company.

Eli Blake said...

Dang, you gusy, I'm happily a liberal and shed no tears for Rev. Falwell, but I'm not sure I want to sound as arrogant as he did either.

Birdy said...

Thanks for making me laugh with delight. I needed that.

nursemanager said...

Amazing that prominent people have such small brains and no humanity in them

may said...

i am not news oriented and don't know Rev. Falwell, but if he did say those things, the ten year old boy, got it right. except of course for the words, which i am not very used to, at his age, it made me cringe a little bit.

Dirk Gently said...

i believe that children are the future ...