Quote of the week

Over the last 150 days we have learned much about the power of the habitual in post-millennial, post-apartheid South Africa. We have heard it in the grumbling, cavilling, quarrelling and grousing about the logic (or lack of) of government decrees. We have also seen it in the defiance of logic among the many bourgeois folks who mistook their entitlement for rights, whether to go running, do yoga on the beach, surf, get takeaway coffees, or to purchase items subjected to restricted trade… We saw it in the contradictory messages relayed by official government channels, in the conflict between some experts advising government, between government officials and such experts, and in the ways in which opposition parties contradicted themselves as they opposed government proclamations.

Angelo Fick
Johannesburg Review of Books
24 January 2007

Hateful Homophobia in song

At first, the following video seems quite shocking because it presents hatefully homophobic attitudes as a kind and reasoned Christian-inspired view of homosexuality. It seems to be a reminder that there are plenty of Christian fanatics out there. But then as I watched it I began to laugh because, really, how ridiculously stupid can one song’s lyrics be? Check out the section where he sings “there is no back door” – to heaven, that is!

Newsflash! Andrew Sullivan reports on his Blog that this video is indeed a parody and not for real. Had me fooled.

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