When Does the Churches Teach Acceptance? Tolerance? Love?

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunday night. Six PM. I find out Rainbow Man is having a "dress like a Rock Star" day at school on Monday.

Shit, fuck and Oh Hell No!

It would not be that big of an issues except I forgot about every. single. other Dress Like a Blankety-Blank this year. So I was determined to have my son as rockstarish as possible.

I used Google Image, and soon realized that rock stars have weird hair, black clothes, tattoos, a cool guitar and drugs.

We dressed the kid in a black tank top and ripped black jeans. We let him pick from the box of 1200 temporary tattoos we have (thats no exaggeration, we buy them bulk at costco) He picked a funky ass blue spider for the shoulder of one arm and a skull and crossbones for the other. Neither tat was over 1.5 inches square. With a bit of cardboard box and paint, I made him a guitar. (See my coffee propping it up? Coffee makes everything good!)

Kid was set for a great day!


He came home a pretty damn happy kid. Showing off his new tattoos to the boys next door, letting them touch his guitar but not play it. (Has no strings. Apparently mommy forgot them. What does he think I am? A fucking miracle worker??!)

Of course the inevitable happened.

Rainbow Man came in crying becuase the mother of the boys next door dragged her kids away from my "bad influence" of a child. Later, one of the boys snuck over and told RM that since he has tattoos and a rock guitar and listens to rocking-roller music, he is not a good person and - surprise surprise - is going to Hell!

I tried to explain that some people are just closed minded and that his tattoos are temporary and do not make him bad. After all. I have tattoos, Am I bad? Is daddy? And the music. What does music matter, as long as you have love, not hate inside of you?

Fuck them.

I hate that his sweet ass day at school, his pride in himself - and yes - his momma, was ruined by some overly preachy bible up their ass brats.

oh. and

Painting: Stage one is complete.

Unfortunately there is burgundy paint on walls, roof, window trim, floorboard and uh.. a wee bit on the carpet.

But thats ok! I can fix it!

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Blogger Blogarita said...

Reason 783 that I don't go to church.

5:24 AM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous metalmom said...

I HATE that shit. (((RM))) I'll bet he was the coolest kid in school and everyone secretly wanted to be him all day! Who cares what 'Satan-in-a-Jesus-mask' has to say!

5:41 AM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous sam said...

Fuck! Some people are so fucked up! That makes me so freakin' mad! Get over yourself.

I think the guitar is awesome! Nice work!

5:55 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

That is awful! Poor little guy!

5:57 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Avitable said...

Fuck that - why didn't you go over to your neighbor and tear her a new one?

6:18 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Avitable said...

Oh yeah, and I'm naked while I post this! Moohahahahahaha

7:21 AM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous y not i said...

That's ridiculous. Do you live next door to the Flanders or something?!? Wonder if they've ever heard the term 'make-believe'. It sounds like a cool costume to me.

7:34 AM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd bet that he looked just awesome, and was the best dressed in his whole school..
I know about the whole bible-thumper vs tattoos make you go to hell. My MIL told me the same thing. But seriously can 'Blue's Clues' make you go to hell?? Or a couple of dragonflies?? What kid doesn't love temp tattoos?? Apparently if we deface our bodies then we can't get into heaven. What percentage of the modern population isn't going then? Damn we'll have one hellva party....


7:43 AM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell RM that his soul will go to heaven cuz his mom and dad love him so much...and that's all it takes..

7:45 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Reason 783 that we don't go to school.... Seriously though, those people are wrong to treat a kid that way. Heck, to treat anybody that way. I remember a potential customer asked Daughter once(when she was about three), "do you love Jesus". What a stupid thing to ask a stranger's kid. Daughter thought for a moment and said, "no". She did't even know what the guy was talking about. Personally, I like the inventor guy and I like temporary tattoos.

8:09 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Finn said...

Mean people suck. And religion seems to make people mean.

I hope the little guy feels better.

8:53 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Webmiztris said...

wtf? don't the neighbors know it was the school who came up with the "Dress Like a Rock Star' idea in the first place??

9:29 AM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the quote says "I'd be a Christian if it weren't for the Christians"
Some "Christians" are jsut so caught up in fixing everyone elses problem and pointing out all their faults, they forget to take the time out to fix their owns problems and realizing their faults. I am no expert, but having fun once and a while was not breaking God's 10 commandments.

I am sorry that RM had to go through that horrible experience so early in life.

Besides if his costume and personality was as sweet as the rockin' guitar, he had to of been the most popular kid in school.

9:54 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Catch said...

PLease do not judge all Christians by those people! That is so unfair. You just have to overlook those people Blue. You are a better person that they are. The Church does teach acceptance and tolerance and love...some people just dont hear it correctly. We are also taught not to judge others! Ignore them, RM had a wonderful time looking like a rockstar! And I have to say...that is one awesome guitar!! Way to go Mama!!!

11:40 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Tug said...

So I take it neighbor's kids didn't dress up? Did they complain to the school?


The guitar is AWESOME, & I'm sure RM was the coolest kid ever.

11:57 AM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

I just don't know what to say about that whole going to hell thing... so, instead I'm going to say, "Awesome Guitar, seriously. And, what in the world are you painting?!)

12:18 PM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Blogarita I don't go because I do not believe.

MetalMom He was the coolest in his class. He told me so. But then after he showed the neighbours, it all went down hill

Sam Thanks. I painted it while we watched the Messanger. it was a pretty good movie

Twisted Cinderella He has had many higs and many words of the positive kind to counter balance the effect of his so called friends next door.

Avitable we will be living here for a while Avitable, and I hope that in time she will smarten the fuck up. Why should her kids and mine be punished becuase she lacks two brain cells to rub together? Keep in mind this is the set of parents that beat their five year old for breaking Blue Boy's bike

Avitable At least wash the seat when you are done please

y not I said Nope. Flanders was religious, but a nice guy all around. these people are like... well I dont have a bad enough comparison ready...

RoxDar We explained, or tired to, that what is showing on the outside is not necessarily what is on the inside of a person.

RoxDar While we did not tell him he will goto heaven, we did explain that he is a good boy and a good person, and that is way more important that whet the neighbours think of him.

Marilyn I refuse to knock homeschooling. it must take such patience and dedication, not to mention smarts, but the neighbours do not go to school. their mother home schools them. How I am not sure, they are out side playing from eight till way past dark every day...

Finn I think it might be karma. I used to laugh at people who told me horrible neighbour stories. Sigh

WebMiz Nope. They dont go to school. But it isn;t as though I painted his face to look like the members of kiss - even though the husband type guy tried to make me LOL

Coffee Mom I guess this is all a part of life, but i think seven is way too young to have to deal with all of this crap!

Catch I know I seem harsh. i have had nothing but bad experiances when it comes to people and religion. Not just Chritians, either. It seems like each different type tries to force their beliefs on you, and it gets to be too much some times. I know that there are Christens and Catholics and Jews and whatevers who are nice people who have their faith in god and are also great people and neighbours. I would just like to meet one of them, as opposed to the ones I have been dealing with!

Tug No, they do not attend school, if they did, they would complain, and at the very least, the mother should have complaiend to me, and not shouted crap at my son!

Sheila Shh! It's top secret. If I told you I was painting my bedroom burgundy and yellow with pink and dark pink and green and dark green and whatever shade "oatmeal" is polka dots, I would have to kill you.

oh shit! Got life insurance??

1:46 PM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the way-coolest mom to turn RM into a rock-star on such short notice. Awesome guitar, too!
Good job - Blue gets a big gold star ;>)
So how long have these nitwits been your neighbors to not know that this was a one-day, let's pretend thing? Honestly! I suppose they don't do Halloween either?

1:52 PM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

polka dots? wow. I want pictures.

2:24 PM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous squirrel said...

That is HORRIBLE!!!! I cannot believe that someone would say something so bad! I am Baptist and teach Sunday School and would have dressed my kid up just like yours! Not all church goers are such hateful people! That kids mother sounds like a loon.

3:02 PM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Shelli said...

Not all church people are bad. However, what the hell is their problem. It was a dress up day at school. Pretend! Didn't they ever pretend when they were little? Some people need a smack upside their heads.

3:15 PM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

What a pig-headed cum-guzzling whorebag.

We hate her.

7:03 PM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

That's just wrong, and on so many levels.

A true Christian would never have said those things, I hate it when people are mean and use their religion as an excuse to be that way.

7:18 PM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Diane Mandy said...

I think the panel has said it all. WHy do those who claim to be the most religious show the greatest lack of love?

7:55 PM, June 12, 2007  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

You're such a cool mom! Fake tattoos by the box? That's awesome!

(I think you should put some of them on your neighbor's car!)

9:47 PM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous fracas said...

Yes.. Fuck them. That was brilliant. And I'm not being facetious, sarcastic or anything else. Just totally serious.

My daughter has piercings. Sometimes she has black and red hair, sometimes it's black and green. Sometimes it's even been candy floss pink and blue. I've dyed it all those colors for her at different times.

She wears safety pins and grafitti on her pants. She wears fishnets.

And some people judge her.

Though she never wears a short skirt without shorts underneath ('cause she wouldn't want to show anything) and she never shows her boobs or anything like that... she's been talked about by "much better people" about how she dresses like a prostitute. All the while, said woman's child (several years younger and far too young to be doing so) is showing off her boobs at school and doing naughty things my dd wouldn't have even considered at that age.

Fuck them. Best answer around... hands down.

12:23 AM, June 13, 2007  
Blogger Sugar Queens Dream said...

That makes me sick ! It's like I always say : "It don't matter how much cream you have in yur donut , someones always trying to suck it out "
Naaaaaaaaaa., really I dont say that but it still pisses me off that the Bitch and her Kid did that to You and your Kid ! I just don't understand people, they always jump to judge a person by the way they look or what they wear ... Mean people suck!
Have a great day and I hope RM got over it

12:20 PM, June 13, 2007  

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