Via CNN. And the Pope isn't the only guy with his vestments in an uproar over the Kermit Krucifix:
[Regional President] Pahl, whose province is heavily Catholic, was so outraged by the sculpture of the pop-eyed amphibian that he went on a hunger strike to demand its removal and had to be taken to hospital during the summer.Really? Over a fucking frog sculpture? I don't get it.
In other religious news, it seems God may decide to smite the Republicans this year. Remember how right-wing douchebag Stuart Shepard encouraged the Focus on the Family flock to pray for rain to disrupt Obama's outdoor acceptance speech tonight? Na-ga-ha-pen:
However, if the projected forecast for current Tropical Storm Gustav proves accurate, the Republicans might be dealing with the specter of a monster Gulf hurricane on the opening day of their convention:
Planners of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul held emergency conversations Wednesday about what to do if a tropical storm continues on its track as a potential Category 3 hurricane threatening New Orleans.Heckuva job, God. Of course, unlike the Focus on the Family assholes, I'm not praying for God to smite my political foes, even if it would underscore Bush's incompetence and cause the media to run photos of McBush's let them eat cake moment with Bush as New Orleans drowned. I hope Gustav fizzles harmlessly. But the lord works in mysterious ways, or so they tell me.
Gustav’s projected path suggests possible landfall on the convention’s opening day — Labor Day.
The storm could threaten everything from President Bush’s Monday night address to the broader Republican message of effective government management.
Local officials fear a Katrina II — a rerun of the storm that ravished New Orleans and badly damaged Bush’s image.