See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fr. Pfleger wants retailers to remove the toy guns from Easter baskets...




"The toys in question are plastic water guns or Nerf dart shooters in sizes ranging from pistol- to nearly rifle-length, contained in Easter baskets sold by the retailer for prices starting at $9.99." - Source

I'm sensing a Nobel Peace Prize nomination here.

H/T Pewsitter

18 comments:

  1. Doesn't the Easter Bunny have the right to bear arms?

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  2. The guys a loon...

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  3. Because people from the generation that played cowboys and Indians with cap guns grew up to be so violent ...

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  4. Why is this so offensive to you? Just because it's Pfleger? We had a priest here in CT, who every year in December would hold a news conference high-lighting inappropriate or violence based toys that were being marketed for holiday giving, encouraging people not to buy or give them, "outing" them if you will. All the major TV stations and newspapers gave him air time or at least did a story or interview. He musta been a loon too. Ace

    PS. Hope the Easter bunny is really good to you this year.

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  5. Hi Ace. Thanks for the vids BTW - you have a beautiful church.

    But this isn't offensive to me at all - just dumb - I think it is funny. They are just squirt guns. I suppose he'd like to see paint ball eliminated as well. And I laugh.

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  6. I'm offended!!


    :-P


    PS Happy St Patty's day!

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  7. If a more conservative priest said that sexually explicit images should be removed from children's programming you would agree, as exposure to those things helps to develop a tolerance for sexual explictness later.

    So guns- whose only purpose is violence- are ok?

    Not consistent at all.

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  8. Awe, if I tell my son this he will cry. How else can he toment his chickens and his sisters but with the nerf guns?

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  9. My sons and I used to have nerf gun fights when they were younger. Didn't make them violent. And if you don't believe me, I'll send them over and have them smack you around.

    What?

    Gotta love dem libruls. Take away guns and instead give the kids condoms. Stupid.

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  10. Anonymous6:06 AM

    What do GUNS of any kind have to do with the celebration of Easter? Idolatry of the gun is not a good thing.

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  11. What do rabbits have to do with Easter? It's pagan. Perhaps there should be laws passed governing just exactly how one celebrates holidays, with strick criteria for gift giving.

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  12. I wonder if Pfleger realizes that VP Biden likes to have water pistol fights at the WH for his staff...

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  13. Anonymous1:50 PM

    While rabbits might be pagan, they are not going against the life-affirming aspect of Easter. Indeed, the way rabbits breed, they are a pro-life sign unlike guns. It is not to say one must not have guns or anything like that to say guns should not be in an Easter basket. Eggs, yes. Meat, yes. Guns? no.

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  14. Anonymous6:30 PM

    Might as well put Playboys in it, too.

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  15. That's really stupid.

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