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A Flat Tire, Religion, And The Worst Idea Ever

The other day my lovely wife got a flat tire while running some errands without me. Thankfully, she was able to safely pull into a nearby service station before any harm was done to her Elantra’s back rim. The missus then called to apprise me of the situation, including telling me there was no spare tire (aka donut) in the Hyundai’s trunk, before purchasing a new tire and having it mounted. The station’s attendant nonchalantly informed my wife that only about 50% of today’s newer vehicles are equipped with some type of tire replacement. A donut is now actually considered to be more of an optional item instead of a standard feature. I found that news to be entirely suspect, so I launched a full-blown investigation into the matter.

Well, maybe full-blown is a bit of an exaggeration: I looked it up on-line, and I read the Elantra’s manual after the missus got home. To my surprise, the newly discovered information was absolutely correct. Supposedly, one of the main reasons why there are no spare tires, in approximately half of the newer models, is because the majority of stranded motorists would much rather whip out a cell phone, to enlist the aid of a tow truck driver, than attempt to change a flat tire. In addition, I was told current government regulations, concerning fuel efficiency, was a major factor as well. Nowadays, parking sensors, rear-mounted cameras, touchscreens, Bluetooth, and even wi-fi comes standard on most vehicles, but I guess having a spare tire included in the purchase price is just asking too much.

I certainly don’t think issuing a marriage license to a same-sex couple is asking too much of Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, though. The Rowan County employee recently had her 5 minutes of national fame after refusing a gay couple their newly acquired rights. Mrs. Davis tried to appear non-discriminatory, by refusing to give out marriage licenses to heterosexual couples as well, but to no avail. Her façade eventually became quite transparent, so she was forced to finally admit she was unwilling to perform a portion of her duties based on her religious beliefs. The government official’s refusal to do part of her job earned her several days behind bars on a contempt of court charge. I understand Davis’ duties changed a bit when the United States legalized gay marriage nationwide, but whose job description hasn’t varied at times throughout their employment?

Some people consider Kim Davis to be a martyr for Christ, but I think she handled the entire situation poorly. I can see only two respectable positions to take in this particular matter. The elected official should either perform all of her duties, as a county clerk, or resign. The Apostle Peter says, “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution.” We are also told to “Honor everyone” and to “be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.” (1st Peter 2: 13-19) My unsolicited advice for Mrs. Davis is as follows: by all means, pray for those your conscience tells you may be on a destructive path, but do not make a spectacle of yourself in the process.

I’m sure those words of wisdom will go unnoticed especially since Pope Francis “secretly” met with Mrs. Davis, at his request, while touring the United States this past week. The Pope supposedly offered Davis his support and encouraged her to continue the fight. I’m not Catholic, although neither is Mrs. Davis, but I must say I’m more than a little disappointed in the Bishop of Rome, in this instance, since the last thing Davis needs is any additional encouragement to do what I think is wrong. The Pope bears no significance in my life, so I really shouldn’t care what he thinks one way or the other. I’m not aspiring to sound harsh, but in my chosen realm of Christianity the Pope simply has no relevance. I have a personal relationship with Christ; therefore, I don’t require anyone intervening on my behalf, or relaying messages to God, because I go straight to the source.

I have no use for religious figures, whether associated with the Vatican or not (the “middleman” if you will), to hear my confessions or to absolve me of my transgressions. Regardless, I still respect the leader of the Catholic Church, and I admire his commitment to God. Pope Francis appears to be a humble man who exudes an abundance of gentleness at all times. He effortlessly spreads a message of all-inclusiveness, compassion, and love, seemingly more so than anybody preceding him, wherever he goes. I think the Bishop of Rome triumphantly advocated for universal responsibility and unity, during his recent visit, without offending either the Democratic or Republican Party. I appreciate that because I don’t think religion should ever be used to promote a political agenda and vice versa.

To the contrary, Kanye West has no qualms about self-promotion, and he tends to have an agenda at all times. The popular rapper recently announced his intent to win the U.S. Presidency in 2018. Of course, the next two presidential elections are to be held in 2016 and 2020, so I think his current confusion already suggests there’ll be some problems with his future campaign. Nevertheless, I’m sure he won’t get discouraged since he has such a high opinion of himself. Anyone who would title an album Yeezus, with “I Am a God” listed as one of his tracks, surely doesn’t possess much humility. The rapper’s ego is so elevated that even Donald Trump seems meek in comparison.

The thought of Kanye West as President only gets worse when adding his wife, Kim Kardashian, into the mix. The enormous following the power couple maintains is quite frightening. Their impact on today’s society is reminiscent of the influence former talk-show queen, Oprah Winfrey, had during her reign on television for well over two decades. The possibility of President West and First Lady Kardashian occupying the White House in the near future is not so far fetched. I’m not too confident the American public, especially the younger generations (sorry!), would denounce a feasible West candidacy.

Kanye and the missus assuredly have the finances to support a sustained campaign; the happily married couple enjoys a combined net worth of approximately $215 million. Enlisting the help of Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner, would be a wise decision and extremely beneficial for Mr. West. Kris Jenner, the mastermind behind the Kardashian empire, is a marketing genius, and she has a knack for successfully promoting any agenda regardless of how absurd or immoral it may be. She is unapologetic for exploiting her daughters’ “mistakes” (and their bodies) in exchange for growing the Kardashian fortune estimated to be around $300 million. Popularity, hoards of money, and a shrewd campaign manager have the makings of an effective campaign.

In the past, I’ve heard a few impassioned American citizens threaten to actually leave the United States if certain candidates were ever elected into office, but I assumed they weren’t being serious. However, if there does come a day when Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are residing at the White House then I’d have to seriously consider abandoning this country. I cannot imagine living anywhere where its citizens would elect an egotistical rapper as their nation’s leader. That’s the worst idea ever! Suddenly, getting a flat tire and not having a spare doesn’t sound so bad.

The New Bruce Jenner

Many people have been using such adjectives as inspiring, fearless, and heroic when referring to Bruce Jenner as of late. When I think of the former Olympian, which would be practically never if it weren’t for all of the recent excessive media coverage, I’m more inclined to use words like baffling, disturbing, and perverted when describing his newfound situation. Mr. Jenner is currently transitioning into a female. The 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, and former fifth wheel of the Kardashian family, decided to publicly profess, “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” He does appear to look somewhat like a woman, although not a very attractive one, but he still possesses his male body part, so I’d say Mr. Jenner is presently still a man for all intents and purposes.

Until now I really only knew two things about Bruce Jenner; he won a gold medal, and he married into the incredibly popular Kardashian family. I proudly admit I did not waste my time watching the overly-hyped “coming out” interview, but it is my understanding Bruce believes that in a perfect world he would have been born a female instead of a male. It is also my understanding he was, is, and will remain sexually attracted to only women when the transitioning stage is over. I commonly refer to the aforementioned sort of behavior as a “double slap” to God’s face. After Mr. Jenner’s transformation is completed “she’ll” have corrected “God’s mistake,” and “she’ll” have become a lesbian in the process.

We’ve actually seen this strange scenario before, but in the reverse fashion, when Chasity Bono, Sonny and Cher’s daughter, evolved into the manly Chaz Bono. She became a he, yet he continues to date men exclusively. This makes no sense to me, and I’m surely not the only one who does not understand this abnormal way of thinking. A gay, ex-friend of mine expressed, during Chasity Bono’s transformation, how unfathomable and ridiculous that circumstance seemed even to him. The reason we are ex-friends is because the more time we spent together the more relaxed he got, and the more flamboyant he became; therefore, he began using vulgar terms, during our conversations, and making unwarranted passes at me which was quite unsettling.

I hold no ill will towards him, Bruce Jenner, nor Chaz Bono, and I know God still loves them (as He does all of His children), but I am disappointed in how today’s media tends to glorify these types of people and their peculiar stories. It appears as though anyone’s opinion to the contrary (mine included), regardless of its validity, typically is wrongly construed as being heinous. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised at what’s considered to be perfectly acceptable, or what constitutes being newsworthy, in this day and age. For instance, I’m completely dumbfounded by the Kardashians’ fame, success, and the empire they’ve seemingly built out of nothing. I believe they’re the ideal example of the famous…only being famous…for being famous.

Bruce Jenner’s ex-wife, Kris Jenner, is probably best known as once being married to the late Robert Kardashian (the defense attorney in the O.J. Simpson murder trial), creating a multi-million dollar conglomerate, and in more recent times for divorcing Mr. Jenner. Kris’s daughter, Kim, became a household name after her pornographic home movies surfaced (presumably intentionally) on the internet in 2007. That almost assuredly led to the reality television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, airing later that same year. The show mainly features Kim and two of her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, amongst numerous other Kardashians and Jenners. It’s no secret Kris Jenner is the mastermind behind the Kardashian dynasty, and apparently the family matriarch has no qualms about exploiting her family for personal financial gain. She purportedly not only allowed her seventeen year-old daughter, Kylie Jenner, to pose provocatively in revealing outfits and skimpy swimsuits on the youngster’s website, but she also encouraged the risqué behavior.

My assumption is the majority of the Kardashian clan are attention whores. Maybe Bruce Jenner is no different. I reckon it was probably best when Bruce left the dysfunctional Kardashian household behind although I think he’s proven he’s quite capable of being dysfunctional all on his own. I imagine the Kardashian empire will eventually crumble, at least by the time they’re all senior citizens, unless of course the grandchildren decide (or are manipulated by “Grandma Kris”) to follow suit. I also surmise as long as people (myself included) continue talking about the Kardashians and the Jenners then they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. In addition, I unfortunately presume this is merely chapter one, in regards to the saga of the new Bruce Jenner, because of our nation’s fascination with celebrities and the unusual. However, I prefer to remember Bruce Jenner as an American boy who worked extremely hard to one day win an Olympic gold medal for his country. Now that’s truly an inspiring story.