Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Another typical UU day in Boston

So recently, fausto's office has seen fit to shuffle desks a little bit, and so by the agency of panentheistic grace it turns out that fausto's new closest working colleague is another UU from the parish three towns over.

So now this morning fausto and "alt-fausto" climb into a cab to go downtown and call on some clients and tell them about the desk shuffle, and lo and behold, the cabbie picks a route that swings right past 25 Beacon Street, and right next door is the Massachusetts State House, and the legislature happens to be meeting in special session as a constitutional convention to decide whether to endorse a referendum that would amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage, and there is a big "marriage equality" rally going on on the lawn, and fausto says to alt-fausto, "I wonder if we'll see anyone we recognize?", and alt-fausto says, "Gotta be," and fausto says, "Oh look, that looks like Kim Crawford Harvie, right in the middle, all decked out in her vestments," and alt-fausto says, "Pretty hot day for all those vestments," and fausto says, "Yeah, I thought I was uncomfortable just in this suit and tie," and then we're past the rally into the next block, and staring down the street at the front of Kings Chapel.


In a display of political courage not seen in Boston since the Tea Party, the legislators voted to adjourn the constitutional convention and resume debate two days after Election Day in November.


At July 12, 2006 at 3:12:00 PM EDT, Blogger Chalicechick said...

This sort of reminds me of the time I invited Beliefnet's Allpoints to Thanksgiving dinner with my family and we Smiths ended up going around the table listing our various connections to the Presbyterian Church (where we'd been baptised, the church where we'd had communicants class and joined, which presbyterian college we'd gone to, which presby church we'd gotten married in, if we'd been actually employed by the PCUSA, etc, etc.)

Blew his mind.



At July 12, 2006 at 3:23:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Clyde Grubbs said...

One can have one of those UU days in a few other cities ...but they don't have State Houses right next door to the Association's office building


Kim wears a robe like most of us Puritans, unless she has gone and got a alb and suplice for the summer months. Those cooler, but more high church things are vestments.

Luther put on an academic robe to devest himself of priestly stuff, the idea that the teachers of the church just scholars and the priesthood belonged to all.

At July 12, 2006 at 7:40:00 PM EDT, Blogger ms. kitty said...

I thought it was very cool that the anti-marriage-equality initiative will not be on the November ballot in Mass. after all! Good work, Mass UUs! Go Kim!

At July 14, 2006 at 10:07:00 PM EDT, Anonymous kim said...

Are you not accepting comments?


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