Monday, April 29, 2013

Are you telling me that it's illegal to imitate the Skyclad monks of Jainism?

Apparently it is contrary to Catholicism for men to wear gowns or robes:*
Before the show began, Luzon stood outside the building in which the theater is located, and where several San Diego news station cameras rolled. He donned a cherry-red kimono-styled dress and Asian-inspired make-up and laughed and chatted with students.
“A drag show is not consistent with Catholic teaching,” student protestor and sophomore Ailsa Tirado, 20, said in an interview with The College Fix. “Why call yourself a Catholic school? It’s in direct contradiction with explicit Catholic moral teaching.”
As is so often the case, a passage comes to mind from Gravity's Rainbow. In this case, Pynchon's thundering denunciation of Cross-dressing transsectuals:
... a transsectite, a Lutheran named Mausmacher who likes to dress up in Roman regalia. This Mausmacher, not content with standing in front of his own mirror making papal crosses, thinks it will be a really bizarre kick to go out to the Zeppelin field to a Nazi torchlight rally in full drag, and walk around blessing people at random. Green torches flaring, red swastikas, twinkling brasses and Father Mausmacher, checking out tits 'n' asses, waistlines 'n' baskets, humming a clerical little tune, some Bach riff, smiling as he moves through the Sieg Heils and choruses of "Die Fahne Hoch."
One can only call it a blessing in disguise.


Substance McGravitas said...

Can there be Catholic priests who DON'T like drag?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a drag...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Green torches flaring, red swastikas, twinkling brasses and Father Mausmacher

Worst bowl of Lucky Charms EVER!!!