December 16, 2009

Pull the other one, it has sleigh bells on.

United States: Newspapers usually only prank their readers on April 1st, but the Arkansas Sunday Post (bringing you the biggest stories for the tiniest minds, every Sunday!) appears to be engaging in a bit of festive tomfoolery. I mean, there is no way on earth this story can be true, is there?

Arkansas church ban popular carol promoting homosexuality. Protests grow.

The church in question is Saint Catherine and Angelic Martyrs in Puftville, the very name of the town making the story suspicious, but what makes it really doubtful is the apt name given to the pastor: Randy Pillock!

Explaining his decision, he points out, The second verse is the problematic part. The first line ‘Don we now our gay apparel’ is clearly incongruent with our values. The outrage doesn’t stop there for Pastor Pillock who explains that the third verse is an homage to a ‘Blazing Yule.’

He is not alone in his views though. Church stalwart, Ted Trotter agrees, This carol has been part of the gay agenda for years and it really is time to put a stop to it. It’s unbelievable that we have been singing it unnoticed for all these years.

Nice try.

Gay carol ban: No more Deck the HallsArkansas Sunday Post, 16th December 2009 (not a Sunday!)

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It should be noted that this is the only story on the site so far, and that the weather forecast reads Sunny with a chance of sheep. And guns. And Jesus. That would be a clue, then.

It's also fair to note that a Google search cannot find Puftville, Arkansas. And that the initials of the name of the church, Saint Catherine and Angelic Martyrs, spell out "S-C-A-M."

A search of several journalism sites listing newspapers published in Arkansas yields no references to an Arkansans Sunday Post.

Have to agree that someone's leg is being pulled.

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Also, 'Deck the Halls' is not a carol, it's just a Christmas song.

This site differentiates between carols and songs, and lists Deck the Halls under carols.

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