Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Blog Features Scandalously Dressed Cleric! Hooray!

Great title:  Skating in the Garden in High Heels under my Alb. She really is a skater, and she really does wear "wickedly fashionable but painful high heels" under her robe during Mass. But then, don't we all?

She goes on to say something that bears plagiarizing:

Why do I do that when it’s so uncomfortable? .... I think those high heels are my rebellion against the uniformity of the church that often can only accept women as pastors by de-sexing us. 

I noticed that when I was pregnant. It seemed to unsettle everyone. I think there’s a mid west niceness that accepts women clergy by just pretending that there’s nothing different about us. Until our growing bellies scream “That’s right! I have a uterus!”

Anyway, Pastor Joelle's new blog is worth a look. Just a few posts so far, but we're eager for more.

3 comments:

Pastor Joelle said...

Oh my gosh I am so flattered!

I actually didn't realize how funny I was until I read myself on your blog...

Now I guess I have to keep writing...

Father said...

Darn tootin'.

And btw, the beatiful Mother Anonymous confirms the experience of people being weirded out by a pregnant belly below a clerical collar.

Pastor Joelle said...

I think there is a doctoral thesis in there somewhere....not by me however.