Thursday, September 25, 2008
Never Did Trust Those Quakers...
The area surrounding my house is chock full of Quakers, their $20K a year Friends schools and their candle vigils. The Man's brother's ex-girlfriend was a Quaker and I found it interesting that his vegetarianism and nasty Birkenstocks exited his life the same time she did. Yeah, the "Peace IS THE WAY" banners have always rubbed me the wrong way because of the infantile naiveté of the slogan...but they're pretty innocuous right? They just sit in their meeting houses until someone is moved to speak and espouse peace. That's what I thought...until this:
" An event organized by several religious groups to honor Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York Thursday has drawn ire from the Catholic League and several Jewish organizations, UPI reported.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue called on supporters to attend a rally to disrupt Thursday’s “obscene” Ramadan event.
"Ahmadinejad is a menace to freedom-loving people the world over, and the sight of religious groups embracing him is nauseating," Donohue told UPI. "The Catholic League is proud to take part in this rally, and we encourage people of all religious groups to have a contingent represent them on Thursday evening."
The "Christian" groups behind the event to honor Ahmadinejad are the American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Quaker United Nations Office, Religions for Peace and the World Council of Churches, UPI reported..." (Read the entire article)
The really twisted thing about this to me...is that the largest population in all the Friend's school here are not Quaker, but Jewish. I wonder what will prevail for all those parents dishing out University money for high school --their liberalism or pride in their heritage?