Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baseball Tim and Manly Bishops: Sports, Machismo, and 1967 Prescriptions for a 2011 World

Speaking of being stuck in 1967, have you ever noticed how those bishops the luminaries of the American Catholic intellectual center keep supporting just don't know how to quit those nifty macho sports metaphors, when they talk about women theologians (and here and here) or gay men?

What's that all about, I wonder?  You'd almost think that the sports metaphors are deliberate, and chosen to demonstrate the macho power God wants His bishops to exercise over others.

Bishops who are, let us not forget, each and every one of them heterosexual to a man. 

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