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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eat Pat Boone's Meat, Support Focus on the Family

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 11:42 AM

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Do you like steak? Do you believe that sexual intercourse is a divine gift meant to be enjoyed only between married couples of which one member has a penis and the other a vagina? Then we have good news for you!

Gospel singer, Tea Party activist and one-time heavy-metal-god wannabe Pat Boone now sells Pat Boone All-American Meats.

Filet mignon, New York strip and more: The meat is raised here in the U S of A, flash-frozen and shipped right to your door!

After the jump, the audio of NPR's story on Pat Boone's meat and celebrity-endorsed food in general, plus what sexin' has to do with it.

If you didn't listen to the NPR, you missed the fact that 5% of the proceeds go to charities that Boone supports, including Focus on the Family. According to the website of Pat Boone All-American Meats, these charitable donations support hunger relief.

Which is terrific, in theory. But we can't help but wonder why, of all the many charities that work to help the needy, Boone chose one better known for its right-wing political activism.

An evangelical organization, Focus on the Family believes -- among many, many things -- that "sex is given by God as an expression of love to be shared and enjoyed exclusively between a husband and wife."

While we do not believe an individual typically "chooses" his or her same sex-attractions, we do believe that those who struggle with unwanted same-sex sexual temptation can choose to steward their impulses in a way that aligns with their faith convictions.
We believe that the Establishment Clause was intended to protect religious freedom and that the separation of church and state is an unconstitutional doctrine.
Then again, maybe hunger relief is Focus on the Family's way of reaching out, Jesus-style, to the "least of these." In that case, give 'em credit. They have a more capacious definition of the "least of these" than most: not just the poor and hungry, but the gay, the feminist, the athiest, the liberal Democrat, the divorced....

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