Morrison Regional Library

Meet Author Bernie Schein Bernie will talk about his path to success, the craft of writing and how to write a scene that gets you noticed! Join Bernie Schein here on February 27th at 2:00 pm for a reading and a...

BAN STRAIGHT PRIESTS ?

CATEGORY: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS   SHOULD THE CHURCH BAN STRAIGHT PRIESTS ? Clearly the sexual abuse of children is a problem here. I think the Church has no choice but to ban straight priests altogether. I’m not by any means saying that all straight ministers are pederasts. A few, here and there, are probably able to restrain themselves, perhaps even have no proclivities in that direction. But how often do you hear of a gay minister sexually abusing children? You might say, well, Bernie, until recently at least,there weren’t any; they weren’t permitted to be ordained. But that just further confirms their innocence, unless they were using drones. They weren’t there. Straight priests, however, were there. And if we have to sacrifice some as collateral damage, they have only their fellow straight priests to blame, probably the most straight and the most narrow. Have the cops give them the same test they use for drivers suspected to be Under The Influence, only with the cops looking for the opposite result. Isn’t that “profiling”? You bet it is. But if they walk the Straight and Narrow, book ‘em. If they waver, steal their car and give it to me. Is the tank full? Check that out. The point here is that Straight priests can no longer be trusted around our children. In my home town here in Beaufort, SC, the Episcopaleans have fled the national church, i. e., seceded. The seccessionists only want straight priests–no gays–and not as slaves either. Don’t even think about that. Let’s not get too worked up and let our past overwhelm our present here. But, hey,...

STOP SAYING STUPID THINGS

Bernie Schein ·  MY PET PEEVES has asked me to stop writing about him for a bit. Too much attention, he barks. Needs a break, fame is unforgiving, etc.. However, he has asked me to ask everyone I know—myself included, needless to say–to stop saying stupid things. Here’s not only his list, but “at the end of the day,” why he can’t stand hearing them anymore: “At the end of the day.” Translation: Right now, I’m in the dark. . “Deal with it.” Translation: I’m not. “Pay it forward.” Translation: Take the money and run. “Giving back.” Translation: To get more. “It’s all about you.” Translation: Make it all about me? “I’m getting on with my life, leaving this behind me, moving on.” Translation: Fuck you. AND it’s all your fault. AND none of it’s mine. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Translation: Nor do I want to. “That’s boring.” Translation: Either you’re afraid to say anything, or I’m afraid to hear it. “I care about you.” Translation: Duck. Run for cover. Look out.. I’m lonely. Translation: I’m a snob. (I hate rejects like me.). “We’re moving forward.” Translation: We’re going backwards. No questions allowed. LikeLike · · Share Pamela Uhles Brownstein, Kristen Marie Grimm, Amy Campanini and 6 others like this. Bernie Ragsdale Dear Bernie, at the end of the day I’ll deal with this and pay it forward giving back to its all about you. Meanwhile, I am getting on with my life, leaving this behind me and moving on. Since I don’t know what you are talking about and that’s boring, just remember that I...

Bernie&PatConroy @ Atlanta Jewish book festival

Susan Kay Asher November 16 · ·Photo by Kay Powell — with Pat Conroy and Bernie Schein at Book Festival of the MJCCA. LikeLike · · Share Vladimir Kleyman, Katherine Lang, Tim Conroy and 5 others like this.  1 share  Toren Anderson They were as entertaining as all get out. Aidan says it was worth the entire $38 admission price. True enough, son, true enough. November 17 at 11:48pm · Like · 1 Write a comment… Susan Kay Asher November 16 at 4:40am · ·With Kay Powell at the book festival. These two authors were hilarious — with Pat Conroy and Bernie Schein at Book Festival of the MJCCA. LikeLike · ·...