Donald “SpongeBob SquarePants is an Agent of the Homosexual Hordes” Wildmon of the American “War on Christmas!!!” Family Association has issued another action alert to his followers. It seems that, well … oh, h-e-double-toothpicks, I’ll let Wildmon’s words speak for themselves:
File a complaint with the FCC against Fox Network for using the “s” word.
This past Sunday afternoon, Fox network broadcast the NASCAR “Food City 500″ race. During the course of the race, driver Martin Truex, Jr. crashed his car after being bumped by another driver.
Fox network aired a conversation between Truex and his crew chief, Kevin Manion. During the course of the conversation, Manion told his driver, “We missed the set-up today. It (the car) was a piece of s**t.”
Fox had been warned about allowing the “s” word on the air. The network could have used a delay and bleeped the profanity. But they chose not to. The network chose to air the segment live. Millions of viewers, including children, were offended by the crude profanity.
Now, Kevin Manion didn’t say it was a piece of s**t. He said it was a piece of shit.
Shit, shit, shit.
Fecal matter. Poop. The veritable log.
Here’s my really simple question. What makes the word “shit” a word of profanity? It’s not covered by good old Exodus Chapter 20, which specifies only that you shouldn’t take the Lord’s name in vain. Fer Chrissake, I just don’t understand how poop is covered under that one.
Help me out here. Why is “shit” on the shitlist for fundamentalist Christians like Donald Wildmon and organizations like American Family Association? I just don’t get it. Is it just that poopies stink? Is it that the likes of Wildmon spend so much time telling us that humans are not just simple animals, that we’re different, that we’re sacred beings, but gosh and crackers we poop like the dogs and the kitty cats and the cane toads and the sperm whales?
Tell me truly. I want the real poop on this one.