I be readin a newspaper report recently that said that John Travolta be gay. Oh my sweet lord can it be true?
Well frankly Charlotte I don't give a damn!
What is it with this sick world that makes so called 'good folks' want to be runnin around gossipin about other people's affairs?
In the good old days, the One True Holy and Apostolic Catholic Church preached that if ye didn't hold membership in it, then ye be goin to hell. Of course we be holdin to a different position today, but if we assume for a minute that the statement was true, then anyone, gay, straight or non sexual who did not have a baptismal certificate in the church, was goin to hell. So what difference then whether they be good or bad or indifferent.
And of course today, many heretic churches - sorry - I mean protestant churches, say the same thing. If ye don't belong to our church or doctrine, even if ye be the most perfect sinless person in the world, ye be goin to hell.
So those 'good folk' who be wantin to carry on about gay people goin to hell really don't know their own doctrines. I've heard many a preacher say 'homosexuality is an abomination unto the Lord', and well it might be, but the Holy Book makes clear that there are many sins that will see your 'Free Entry' ticket to heaven, canceled; null and void.
One of those sins is called 'Gossip', and 'backbiting and trouble making' are others. So when it comes to religious folk castin their evil eyes in John Travolta's direction, they best be keepin their mouths shut lest they be sharin his final destination in the afterlife.
"But what of the non-religious folk" can I be askin? Do they also have a right to be gossipin about what others do in a lawful and consentin manner?
Well I'm sure it is that I am, that there was a time when they would have been entitled to make their comments, but today we live in a socially enlightened time do we not?
Are we not taught that we should be non-discriminatin and acceptin of others? Are we not taught that bein gay is a thing of nature and not to be despised or ridiculed? And if this be true, why then do so many people want to gossip about another person's sexual predilections?
I mean to say folks, when was the last time you read a newspaper report that said somethin like: "Inside sources reveal that President Obama is a heterosexual", or "Shockin new claims that movie star .... is straight".
When newspapers report that someone is or maybe is gay, what message does that report send?
I would have thought that the gay organizations would be outraged that homosexuality is bein treated somewhat differently to heterosexuality. I have many times heard reporters say that the public have a right to know. Right to know what?
Do the public have a right to know whether a movie star is or is not circumcised, or uses his left or right hand to wipe his ass? Does the public have a right to know how many times a week a public figure has sex, and in what position?
The fact is that this type of media attention is nothin but gossip, and gossip is always cruel whether it be true or not. And if it be not true, what damage does it do may I ask.
Does the media have a right to damage people and their relationships with others just for the sake of makin a few dollars?
If I be John Travolta I'd be tellin religious and non-religious alike to 'Go to Hell!', for surely that is the place in which they be eventually findin themselves.
When you die, there are only two things to worry about - either you will go to heaven or hell. If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about and if you go to hell, you'll be so busy shaking hands with all your friends You won't have time to worry!
I hope and pray that none may kill me,
Nor I kill any, with woundings grim
But if ever any should think to kill me
I pray thee, God, let me kill him
John (Jack) J. Walsh
Other Articles by Jack Walsh:
Dec 23, 2010 Merry Christmas or Seasons Greetings or whatever
Dec 21, 2010 Gossips can go to hell
Dec 14, 2010 The Problem with Democracy
Dec 9, 2010 Knowin the Secret
Dec 7, 2010 People in Glass Houses
Dec 4, 2010 The Irish be comin
Nov 25, 2010 A Baby for a Baby
John J. Walsh, a Catholic, is originally from Ireland; went to high school and university in Australia, and later moved to the U.S.A. He lives in the Midwest and is married to an American. He now has a lot of time on his hands and is taking the opportunity to see some of his musings in print. Fearing the hot blooded protestants and not wanting to reach heaven or hell faster than is God's plan, his personal email address and other particulars are not available for publication. You may however Email him at: johnjwalsh_magic @live.com