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Writers, write what you want to write.
Readers, read what you want to read.
Readers, don’t tell writers what to fucking write because you don’t have to read it.
Writers don’t worry about what readers want to read because you don’t have to fucking write that.
There’s an interesting note in this piece— Biden emphasizes his cultural Catholicism more than a theological Catholicism, and I get what he means. Raised Catholic, educated Catholic, surrounded by Catholic friends and family— it stays with you, even after the faith is gone.
As someone who grew up in a very liberal Catholic family, I can tell you that the American Catholic response to this kind of bullshit will generally be, “You can’t fire me because I quit.”
I see a lot of conservatives gloating about this but I think telling observant Catholic liberals and Democrats they’re not wanted or welcome in the Church is not going to work out the way they seem to think it will. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/us/targeting-biden-catholic-bishops-advance-controversial-communion-plan.html?referringSource=articleShare
You don’t know what fear is until you give your Black son the keys to his first car and he says —tell me again what to do when the cops stop me so that they don’t shoot me
Mark this day on your calendars, everyone. Today is the day I, Barry Lyga, declined to buy an Apple gadget merely because I realized I didn’t actually need it.
This is earth-shattering stuff.