As most of you know I work for a church - a Catholic church - as a director of worship (music and liturgy). Unfortunately my pastor as a rather republican-minded Catholic. Here's what happened this morning.
Me: I’m sick of hearing republican candidates fighting about who is more conservative. This clearly shows there’s something wrong with the party as a whole.
Father: Democrats do the same thing. Did you know that Hillary wants to kill buckets and buckets of babies for they’re born. Abortion. Abortion. Life. Life. Life. Bla bla bla.
Me: You know, Republicans aren’t doing anything about abortion either. I really like what Joan Chittester says about being pro-life, and not just pro-birth. What about healthcare?
Father: GW has done more than any other president to give handouts to faith based organizations.
Me: Yeah, but what about health care? What about taking care of poor women and raising their children out of poverty?
Father: I don’t want universal health coverage. I know someone in
Me: (Father is 70+) What do we want to with people over 65 anyway? They’re no good to the economy.
Anger, laughing, attempt to steal my funeral stipend off the counter. We are interrupted by an old lady. I walk away.
When I return to the office, I see that the apple I had placed in my mailbox for lunch had been cut in half, with a note.
Father: “Thank you! Democrats share so well.”
I run to his office and say,
Me: No, you don’t get it. The rich (you) are supposed to support the poor (me)! Not the other way around.
I think he won.