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AHH, HILLARY CLINTON *IS* AN ACTOR, OR, UH…

More strange with each passing hour, the MEL GIBSON SAGA.

I tried returning time to this past Friday morning but it’s not going to work, not with the news ever-pressing onward.

Square-Black.gif From HOLLYWOOD.com, there is this news and I’ll admit this, I think this is strange, odd, even — yes — bespeaks of more insincerity: “MEL GIBSON INVITED TO OFFER WORDS OF WISDOM AT YOM KIPPUR.”

Yom Kippur is the JEWISH “Day of Atonement.” It’s a JEWISH religious holiday defined and observed by JEWISH religious dogma. Mel Gibson’s not Jewish, to state the obvious. And yet, in that article about this invite, it concludes with

“…Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech there over Yom Kippur last year…”

Square-Black.gif So that means…what…Jewish religious ceremony and Synagogues are centers for entertainment, political campaigns and by Gentiles? Are or should Jews — the ones who’ve spoken against and in offense to Christians and/or Christianity — now observing Easter? Do they attend Holy Communion at their local Catholic Church? Or follow in religious observation with Presbyterians and Baptists during alter calls?

We Christians use our churches as meeting places but we don’t use “religious ceremonies” for entertainment purposes, nor political efforts, nor confuse the purpose of congregation between social, entertainment and religious (holy) commemoration in those places.

Square-Black.gif The Rabbi’s motives are confusing. We’re not all observing Jewish “religious” holidays (even many Jews do not) and although we all are free in the United States (we assume) to practice our religious ceremonies, It’s a tad fearful a proposition that someone in an period of duress (Mel Gibson in his current circumstances or anyone else under similar circumstances, if that can beimagined) is pressured, coerced perhaps, into associating with a religious ceremony contrary to their own, and the media is used to attempt that.

…Los Angeles’ Temple of The Arts Rabbi David Baron is giving the actor/director the chance to make up for the shocking rant on the Jewish day of atonement.

In an open letter to Gibson, Baron writes, “I wish to invite you to come and speak in order that you might directly express to the Jewish community your remorse.

“I feel that Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, would be an appropriate time.

“In our faith we are commanded to forgive when the offending party takes the necessary steps and offers an apology from the heart.”

Square-Black.gif Hasn’t Mel Gibson already expressed — what’s it up to now — two “official” apologies (and various rewrites)? So, forgive already!

Are apologies only “from the heart” when they’re offered in a Synagogue on Yom Kippur? I hope the Day of Atonement will be used by people such as Rabbi David Baron to peer into and over their own souls and ask for forgiveness for their own sins. And to pray for those who remain unforgiving.

Square-Black.gif And Hillary Clinton “delivering a speech” in a Synagogue on Yom Kippur…I am filled with questions here. Did Hillary Clinton seek “atonement” as a Gentile before a Jewish assembly? Ask for votes? Apologize for…what? She was a Senator when she made that appearance, that “speech” so she was certainly appearing there (and speaking there) in a political capacity.

Using a religious service at house of worship for political campaigning tends to reinforce questions as to their not-for-profit tax status. Are Synagogues exempt? They shouldn’t be.

Square-Black.gif And, did Hillary Clinton violate (name a federal thing here)? Unless she “gave a speech” in a Synagogue in Los Angeles on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to make sense of this, then she’s either converted to Judaism (doubt that or at least have never read as much but could be possible) or was motivated to confess something in a Jewish religous context for unrevealed personal reasons (again, I doubt that) as in to “seek forgiveness” in a Synagogue, or, she was politically motivating in a Synagogue (I don’t doubt this) and because of that, politically campaigning (I believe that she was). Deliver speeches before Jewish or any religous group of persons but the context here is questionable…is insincere given that Yom Kippur is a day of religious observation. Or is supposed to be, even in Los Angeles.

Square-Black.gif I hope Gibson can remain sober, I pray that he does, and I pray for him that he will. Maybe the Rabbi can go to confession at a local Catholic Church and “deliver a speech” while the Celebration of Mass is underway. I wonder what the Priest and Catholics would do, under the circumstances. I know most of us Catholics would really enjoy seeing more Jews in Church — but Holy Communion, Mass, well, there are considerations involved and they aren’t political ones.

These times are difficult.

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HILLARY CLINTON, VOWS AND BLOCKS — March 23, 2006
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  1. BIRD says:

    ADL TO GIBSON: “APOLOGY IS ACCEPTED – FOR NOW”

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  2. BIRD says:

    ANOTHER GIBSON ARTICLE WITH A NONSENSICAL HEADLINE

    Just when I was beginning to offer appreciation to the DRUDGE REPORT for (finally) concluding the “Mel Gibson Saga” headlines, I reapproach the site at 4:00 A.M., PST and find more Gibson headlines and links. This morning’s include: This from Reader’s…

  3. BIRD says:

    OMGOSH! LOOK WHAT MEL GIBSON DID TO THE SHERIFF’S CAR!

    Just kidding. Photo from Cute Overload where you can read the real story behind this maximumly mad car. But the bad taste is bubbling at a hovering level, finally. I like it that the good taste has triumphed because when I read increasing numbers of c…

  4. Rose says:

    Hey, good stuff! TMZ caught my attention when they started beheaded Tom Cruise and were part of a media crusade to have the guy’s served on a platter after he had the ‘audacity’ to confront the pharmaceuticals (albeit in mistakenly) through Brooke Shields. Now lets see. Big money backs the media, the pharmaceutical companies are in league with the White House, an vavoom. Bad Tom.

    It is something to be ‘considered’ when weighing the ‘underlying function’ of something owned by media giants.

    I wasn’t a little surprised when they had the ‘inside scoop’ on a opponent who thumbed his nose in the face of those not wanting him to make the type of films like Passions of the Christ. Methinks there may be something rotten in Denmark, er….Tmz.

    What I am proposing is that within the fluff stuff, there will be periodic smears that they fantastically have ‘access’ to.

  5. -S- says:

    I’m not including the “White House” in my thinking here because Heaven knows, no one in the Presidency, nor in our Congress, is immune or free of special interest financial support and because of that, indebtedness once in office. It’s just a case of who is legitimate in capitalism and who isn’t but no one in our capitalist society is ever going to be in the White House (nor Congress, nor county councils, nor Mayor’s offices, etc.) without the financial “support” — is that employment, is the issue, or, is that “service as hired,” so to speak — of capitalist efforts.

    Unfortunately, we get the failed, if not counterproductive (I wonder why) foolishness of the “McCain Campaign Finance” debacle, so once again you get those in public office who appear to work to secure “at your service” persons in office due to whoever has the largest financial clout.

    We DO need political financial reform but as it is today, the ongoing use and abuse of public office to secure avenues of special access and disable the competition for some in our capitalist society is the problem and it’s ruining confidence IN capitalism, as to a democratic process.

    I’d never associate Mel Gibson with Tom Cruise, however. But there IS an interesting offensive underway about both of them. Connect the dots…

    Someone might create a chart of interests who malign people by way of use of media and what their personal affiliations are as to causes and behaviors. Because the answer is there and it doesn’t have anything to do with “Israel” but with something else.

  6. BIRD says:

    FINALLY, SOMEONE MAKES SENSE: JACKIE MASON and GAVIN DE BECKER

    Jackie Mason on FOX today — where’s he been for the past few days, is my only complaint here — comes forward with good sense about Mel Gibson’s situation. I hope to get a transcript for reprint (or quote) tomorrow (Mason’s on YOUR WORLD with NEIL CAV…

  7. BIRD says:

    MEL GIBSON CAPTION CONTEST

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  8. BIRD says:

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  9. BIRD says:

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  10. BIRD says:

    WHAT ARE ROB REINER’S VIEWS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST?

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