THIS IS MY POINT!! … “I respect your faith but I don’t have a lot of respect for organized religion.” – I was raised in the Catholic Church. I’ve left it – long time ago. This dammend ‘issue’ is certainly another reason to NEVER come back!!
On Friday, U.S. Catholics advanced a measure to deny communion to politicians who support abortion rights.
In case you’re not a Catholic, a really bad Catholic, or just someone who doesn’t know much about what other religions do, communion is a ceremony of the breaking and eating of bread which symbolizes Christ’s body and drinking wine to symbolize his blood. When you actually think about it, it’s kinda weird. Eating flesh and drinking blood? Even the Church of Satan doesn’t do that. But then again, Christianity does believe a zombie Jesus rose from the grave.
Anyway, The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops moved forward this measure with 73 percent of votes in favor from their membership. While they say this isn’t about one guy, it is. It’s about President Joe Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president. While a president (sic) such as Donald Trump is a member of a religious…
New Orleans’ Jon Batiste new song ‘Freedom’ an ode to everything New Orleans
New Orleans musician Jon Batiste just released his new song ‘Freedom’ and his video are making the streets for New Orleand sing!
Batiste, clad in a pink suit, gets New Orleans community members on their feet, singing and dancing throughout Treme, the Seventh Ward, City Park and under the Claiborne Expressway.
Colorful houses throughout also embody the beauty of the Marigny and Bywater.
The St. Aug Marching 100 were also prominently featured, which is where Batiste went to school.
Batiste’s music company tweeted the link to the music video Friday, calling it a “tribute to New Orleans.”
The song’s lyrics lend itself to be a happy anthem calling for acceptance in all forms.
According to Apple Music, Batiste described the song “Freedom” as “like an old movie,” comparing the likeness of the video’s movements to James Brown and Elvis
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If you think about movies back in the day, you wouldn’t show a Black man with a white woman, or you wouldn’t show a Black relationship, or you wouldn’t show a woman in a certain role. That is our sexuality and how people are represented.
That’s what people like James Brown, or when we saw Elvis with the twist in the hips, did. They were unlocking something in people that they were trying to hold in. These people became beacons of freedom, and you look at the way they move and the way that they express who they are onstage.
That becomes the way that you want to be in life,” Batiste said.