April 09, 2004
Pennsylvania Church Whips Easter Bunny.
Melissa Salzmann, who brought her 4-year-old son J.T., said the program was inappropriate for young children. "He was crying and asking me why the bunny was being whipped," Salzmann said.
12 years ago
I wonder what the safe word was.
The Passion of the Lepus?? In general, I think that religion in general and some religions specifically (that's right, I'm looking at *you, Catholicism!) should inculcate the rule: If you are making children cry, you are bitching it up.
This is all the proof I need to declare America completely insane (assuming GLASSPORT, Pa. is in America, otherwise this is all the proof I need to declare that people in GLASSPORT, Pa. are as insane as Americans). Also, if true, this is my favourite news story ever. Look what you've done, Mel Gibson. Nowhere is safe from brutality now, not even church plays.
You're not kidding. I have a good friend who is a missionary (china, tibet, et al) who'se portraying Jesus in his church play, and they literally cover him with blood. Gah!
What wussy kids.
It's not seemly, but I can't stop laughing. I need conformation; can anyone provide a second report of same incident. Unbelievable.
Here are some more articles.
Here is a picture of the
man who led the attack
on the Easter bunny.
"AAAAaahhh yes my druggies! Make that bunny creech!!" /Alex
no, no, no In my day, we used to whip the Monkeys and pat the bunnies. That's before Monkeys got popular.
sully, those are both crediting the same AP story. so far no other wire service has picked it up. hmm.
didn't everyone already know that the real meaning of Easter was whipping the bunny?
Batshit fucking insanity.
I think that religion in general and some religions specifically...should inculcate the rule: If you are making children cry, you are bitching it up.
Spot on, Fes. I thought the real meaning of Easter was to celebrate the return of Cool Hand Luke from his sacrifice of indigestion.
I wonder if any of the organizers of the performance had seen the Passion of Christ, and if it had any influence on their play? I have never heard anything like this happen recently in US churches.
This is a
picture of the bunny
in question. One churchgoer said, "He wouldn't shut the fuck up about eating his stupid cereal. So we had to get all medieval on his bunny ass."
A nine-old girl was arrested, handcuffed and taken to a police station after being accused of stealing a rabbit in Florida.
Pasco County is right out of Tampa (where I live). No surprises for me from reading that article.
< *smack* > Do you like that, Mr. Bunny? < *smack* > Yes, Mistress. I've been a bad bunny. I tried to replace the Jeebus. I'm a false idol... a craven image! Punish me! Punish me
< *smack* > Wow, who knew that the Jeebus and SM would go so well together.
oh shit! This is the funniest thing I've heard all day! Thank you thank you thank you....
whipping the bunny
Are there any other major world religions predicated, essentially, on the torture and execution of their god? I vaguely recall hearing something about the
death of Dionysus
, and then there is the brutal brother-murder of
. But Christianity is the only so-called modern religion I can recall where blood plays so prominent a role. One wonders whether we're experiencing something of a post-civilization, pagan renaissance.
Time for the Easter Bunny to
Found while looking for a Robert Williams piece that dng's
This was damn funny!
Can't wait to see what they do to Santa. After all, he hasn't died for everyone's sins...yet.
...as 'the real meaning of Easter' lays an egg...