Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pro-Life Do-NUTS

Have y'all heard about this? Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts on this inauguration day, saying "honoring American's sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day". Some extreme fundies have taken Krispy's use of the word "choice" to mean Pro-Choice.

My husband, Dave, frequents Husker chat boards as Nebraska Cornhusker football is as close to religion as he gets (he and I are agnostic). Strangely, they talk about football less then they talk about everything else in the world (mostly politics and/or religion)! Someone had posted the above article and it sparked quite a conversation about abortion donuts (led/instigated by my dear husband):

Dave: So, if I have a extra batter and throw it away, would that be immoral?
Other Husker: If it has a hole, it's a donut.
Dave: What about Long Johns and jelly filled donuts? They don't have holes? Are they an abomination?
Yet Another Husker: You guys are dorks.

Even the hardcore Christians that frequent this site were appalled by the stupidity of the group claiming Krispy Kreme's use of the word choice means they are Pro-Choice.

In another chat, they were talking about the belief that some fundamentalists have about the origin of Earth and how old Earth really is. Dave says there's this Lutheran minister that joins these threads quite a lot and although he is devout, he also has a great sense of humor and is fairly open-minded...

Dave: What if there's more then one god? Abraham, let's remember, was not monotheistic. What if God is like the whiny little brother who badgered and pleaded until they finally just gave him his own planet (Earth) to shut him up?
Minister: LOL, I can just see it, "Come on! Pleeeeeeease! I promise to feed it and water it and keep it clean!" Then after a few millenium, he's like, "Earth? Oh yea! I'd forgotten all about that! I'm sure it's fine..."

Very interesting people on that site!

Off to get my jelly doughnut, Ruth!


Anonymous said...

That Lutheran minister is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

hahahaha that minister is hilarious! and with regards to the donuts... man.. people try to read too much into everything.. it's so frustrating... KK tries to do something nice... show some spirit (especially given the economy lately)... and people can't just accept generosity!