Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Female VICAR causes stir with obscene car sticker
The Daily Mail ^ | 8 August 2013 | Suzannah Hills

Posted on 08/08/2013 2:43:57 PM PDT by MarkBsnr

A female CofE vicar yesterday insisted she has not sinned against God by putting an obscene bumper sticker reading 'WTFWJD' on the back of her car.

The Reverend Alice Goodman stuck the sticker, standing for ‘What The F*** Would Jesus Do?', on the back of her red Subaru Legacy - sparking outrage from members of her parish.

But the Reverend insists the sticker is harmless and even the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was happy to accept a lift in her car in the past.

The sign - a play on the Christian motto ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ - has offended some of the worshippers in the Fulbourn and Wilbrahams parish in Cambridgeshire where Dr. Goodman is the rector.

But the American-born vicar, 54, claimed she was simply using an Old English word.

She said: 'F*** is not a blasphemy, it’s a vulgarity, an Old English word.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: acronym; acronyms; blasphemy; christianity; churchofengland; obscene; rector; unitedkingdom; vulgarity; wtf
How low has the Church of England sunk? How far away from Christianity have they strayed? Female vicars posting bumper stickers like this on their cars. And the former Archbishop of Canterbury 'approves'.

WWMDD? What would Mad Dawg do? I shall knock and see if he is home.

1 posted on 08/08/2013 2:43:57 PM PDT by MarkBsnr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Mad Dawg

Ping to CofE topic.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 2:44:38 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

100 bucks she’s a lesbian. Clue in on the Subaru.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 2:45:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

Wonder if she’d use this phrase if the “F” stood for “Female”.


4 posted on 08/08/2013 2:45:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
You lose (apparently).

The truth is a lot more interesting, though.

5 posted on 08/08/2013 2:48:13 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

:: not a blasphemy, it’s a vulgarity ::

Well. then it’s OK. XPians, in general, can use vulgar language -in contradiction to historical teachings- because it isn’t “blasphemy”.

Modern “liberalism” is a mental disease.

Hoodathunkit?


6 posted on 08/08/2013 2:50:05 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

I’m less offended by the suggestive obscene language on her bumper sticker than by the fake fudgepacker marriages blessed in her fake church.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 2:50:08 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

“See this collar? It means, ‘don’t argue with she-who-must-be-obeyed’.” Charming.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 2:51:32 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

:: on the back of her red Subaru Legacy ::

GMTA. She’s a carpet-muncher alright.


9 posted on 08/08/2013 2:51:49 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

I am just surprised people think it is a real church


10 posted on 08/08/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

abstain from any appearance of evil.

No brainer if you are a Christian.


11 posted on 08/08/2013 2:53:34 PM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
She is.

I went to the pic at the site.

Can't say I'm surprised.

12 posted on 08/08/2013 2:55:30 PM PDT by SIDENET
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr


That's a man baby
13 posted on 08/08/2013 2:56:51 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

I used to have a bumper sticker on the back of my Tahoe that raised some eyebrows.

“YOU MAY ALL GO TO HELL AND I WILL GO TO TEXAS”

Davey Crockett


14 posted on 08/08/2013 2:57:59 PM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: crusadersoldier
That's a man, baby.

My thoughts, even before scrolling down to the caption.

15 posted on 08/08/2013 3:00:30 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

WWTQT? - What Would The Queen Think? I don’t think she’d be pleased.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 3:00:37 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: x

I am not so sure.

She is 54, he is 81.

He’s a damn poet.

Plus I saw a picture of her wearing the jeans and the large belt buckle belt lesbians like to wear.

Plus I am currently checking for kids, which I would not be surprised if she doesn’t have any.

Further every lesbian I have known that dresses male/butch has a foul mouth and swears more than I do. Her exclaiming it’s vulgar, not blashpemy, so it’s totally fine, is ridiculous. I wonder if she peppers her “sermons” with the f-word because it’s just an old english vulgarity.

I am still convinced I’d win the bet.


17 posted on 08/08/2013 3:01:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

one daughter from Geoffrey. apparently the beard gave her a kid.


18 posted on 08/08/2013 3:02:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

This is par for the course for these Devil worshipers.

And that is EXACTLY what they are.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 3:04:46 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

He’d KYA.


20 posted on 08/08/2013 3:09:11 PM PDT by Vinnie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: crusadersoldier
That's a man baby

Block out the hair with your hand, and you can almost see Mick Jagger.

21 posted on 08/08/2013 3:10:15 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

Tell me about the Subaru! I know about “comfortable shoes” lezbos, but never about their car choices.


22 posted on 08/08/2013 3:12:44 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein

Subaru’s long been a pro-gay company and for the longest time gays and lesbians bought Subarus because of it.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 3:14:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

oh isn’t she just so cool


24 posted on 08/08/2013 3:17:15 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

OK, thanks for the info!


25 posted on 08/08/2013 3:19:32 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

I swear and I am not a lesbian


26 posted on 08/08/2013 3:21:04 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
100 bucks she’s a lesbian. Clue in on the Subaru.

She's a Yank. *sigh*

27 posted on 08/08/2013 3:29:34 PM PDT by null and void (Some day your prints will come...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein
Tell me about the Subaru!

When my ex-wife showed up with a Subaru, my first words to her were "I had no idea you were a lesbian!"

28 posted on 08/08/2013 3:33:02 PM PDT by null and void (Some day your prints will come...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

Why do export our heretics and apostates when Britain already has their own?


29 posted on 08/08/2013 3:33:40 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Well, when you spend most of your time in NYC, you never learn about car choices!


30 posted on 08/08/2013 3:33:49 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: crusadersoldier
Straight, married, born Jewish now Church of England.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jan/29/alice-goodman-death-klinghoffer-interview

31 posted on 08/08/2013 3:37:18 PM PDT by alphadoggie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: alphadoggie

“Well I’m not the world’s most physical guy but when squeezed me tight nearly broke my spine, Lola”


32 posted on 08/08/2013 3:46:18 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: miss marmelstein

True that. It’s one place you don’t actually need a car.


33 posted on 08/08/2013 3:49:20 PM PDT by null and void (Some day your prints will come...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: alphadoggie

No Vicar of Dibley, that one...


34 posted on 08/08/2013 3:50:50 PM PDT by null and void (Some day your prints will come...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

The question I was trained to ask myself was, ‘Whose needs am I serving?’

The reason I wore clericals was to stress my ‘office’, my sacramental persona above the wonder that is me.

the reason I have tried, with no success, to clean up my language, is that the more my tongue is mine, the more I can offer it to God.

This is lamentable pastoring. It follows from a bankrupt praxis generally.


35 posted on 08/08/2013 3:55:28 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
100 bucks she’s a lesbian. Clue in on the Subaru.

The pic of her says it all. Wonder what the arabic sticker says.

36 posted on 08/08/2013 4:01:05 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: bgill
Wonder what the arabic sticker says.

"Obama for Caliph"

37 posted on 08/08/2013 4:04:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

“100 bucks she’s a lesbian. Clue in on the Subaru.”

GMTA.


38 posted on 08/08/2013 4:11:37 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: crusadersoldier

The Vicar of Dibley she ain’t.


39 posted on 08/08/2013 4:54:44 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: bgill

it’s hebrew, still curious too.


40 posted on 08/08/2013 5:02:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

that’s great.


41 posted on 08/08/2013 5:03:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

“I am just surprised people think it is a real church”

Didn’t the followers of Jesus act like this? In another ten years a majority of people will believe they did. Five years later a majority will believe that 6 apostles were female and 6 were male; they’re trying to fabricate five companians for Mary Magdalene...


42 posted on 08/08/2013 5:27:57 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

‘WTFWJD’

I have to admit I did laugh.


43 posted on 08/08/2013 5:37:50 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: crusadersoldier
Didn't this guy play bass for Steppenwolf, BTO or Spinal Tap??
44 posted on 08/08/2013 6:00:42 PM PDT by joethedrummer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

Subaru driver equals LESBIAN!!!


45 posted on 08/09/2013 4:19:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

Easy now. I liked my Subaru.

Wait. Maybe you’re right. I’m a lesbian trapped in a guy’s body.


46 posted on 08/09/2013 5:34:35 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Mad Dawg
This is lamentable pastoring. It follows from a bankrupt praxis generally.

It is worse than that, my friend.

47 posted on 08/09/2013 2:56:40 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Mad Dawg
Easy now. I liked my Subaru.

The jokes just write themselves, don't they?

48 posted on 08/09/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

I guess my approach here is to trace the smaller steps. What accounts for bankrupt praxis? She appears to justify this on the grounds that she means to wake people up, when all she has achieved is to make herself the topic of conversation.

Is that what her flock needs? What line of thought would reduce her claimed pastoral call to a bumper sticker? Will she be more effective in ministering to the elderly devout or in instucting children? Will she give good counsel to the despairing or wise rebukes to the proud?

Where does such a view of sacred ministry arise? What formation leads to this sort of thing? Whom is she serving?

If the gentlest examination can shatter this sort of behavior, how much more will it be pulverized by a more severe inquiry?


49 posted on 08/10/2013 3:30:22 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson