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Love & Marriage

On Monday, July 27th, the Christian Newswire issued a press release headlined, "God's Marriage Resonates Deeply with Majority of Americans." It certainly resonates with your Pesky Fly, who wants God to know that we've been in a relationship for an awfully long time to be suddenly finding out about his "marriage" ... and in a press release, no less. But I'll be strong.

The report further states that the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) has been taking its anti-gay, pro-property message to the streets by enlisting volunteers to stand on busy street corners holding signs "printed in bold and colorful letters" encouraging drivers to honk their horns if they believe in the mathematical equation: "Traditional marriage = 1 man + 1 woman."

"People love to honk their horn for marriage. It's like they feel liberated from all the homosexual propaganda being forced on them," Norman Fulkerson, a TFP leader told Christian Newswire. The report further noted that marriage traditionalists who like to intimidate homosexuals but don't have a car to drive or a horn to honk can still join in on the godly, gay-hating fun: "Even pedestrians join the honking by simulating the movement of pressing a car's horn and making a loud honk sound."

"The opposition is forced to hear the barrage of honking horns. Their insults and cursing get drowned out in the noise of the honks," Fulkerson says. And now we all know where the word "honky" comes from.

Death of Lunchalism

The Newspaper Guild of Memphis reports that The Commercial Appeal may outsource its printing operations to a new facility in Tupelo, Mississippi, a move that could impact up to 115 jobs. In related news, the Subway sandwich shop that replaced "Printer's Galley," the CA's old fourth-floor cafeteria, will cease operations in September.

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