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Awarding three MOOs and a BOO

by: JT

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This past week we've seen some enormously overblown fake outrage over the seasonal decision by Starbucks to serve coffee in red cups.

This "controversy" was so overblown that even a dim bulb such as Bristol Palin, the failed poster child for sexual abstinence education, correctly identified it as making "Christians look stupid" even though she was not bright enough to see the underlying cause as a handful of her fellow right-wing Christians, choosing instead to blame it on an imaginary left-wing conspiracy.

The International University of Nescience has decided to award some special degrees to those who behind promoting the idea that Starbucks' red cups were somehow anti-Christian and anti-Christmas. The University has awarded* 3 MOOs and a single BOO.

The first MOO (Master of Overblown Outrage) ever awarded goes to Joshua Feuerstein, self proclaimed Inspirational Speaker, Evangelist and Internet Personality who apparently came up with the idea that red coffee cups are anti-Christian and anti-Christmas.

Our second MOO goes to the Conservative MP for Southend West in England, Sir David Amess, who jumped into the controversy with both feet:

“I do think this is an example of political correctness gone mad.”

“What is Christmas about?” he added. “It’s CHRIST-Mass.”

“This is utter madness. Who was the idiot who thought this up? He should be sacked!”

Yes - Sir David certainly deserves a MOO for those words.

Meanwhile, over at Christian Concern, an organization which apparently has "a passion to see the United Kingdom return to the Christian faith" Andrea Williams responding to Starbucks' red cups confidently asserted :

“This is a denial of historical reality and the great Christian heritage behind American dream that has so benefitted Starbucks.”

“This also denies the hope of Jesus Christ and his story told so powerfully at this time of year.”

There you have it - red coffee cups deny Jesus Christ! And Andrea gets a well deserved MOO.

Donald Trump, in spite of being the most experienced blow-hard in the field, was unable to qualify for a MOO. His comments were a little weak. The Donald will have to be satisfied with a BOO.

"Did you read about Starbucks? No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks."

"Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care."

"If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you. That I can tell you."

Nothing is stopping you and your supporters from saying Merry Christmas right now, Mr. Trump. But anyway, you get a BOO.

* I may consider nominations for future MOOs and BOOs should equivalent idiotic controversies arise. I might even consider nominations for Doctorates if I can come up with the right words to fit DOO DOO.

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