wherein you will find ramblings about fiber dyeing, spinning, knitting,... and photos (sometimes), family and friend updates, rants when i need to, lack of upper case letters, weird punctuation and freedom of expression (especially mine)! To answer the question of where did it come from... this "twisted mom/twisted sandy" thing. ...during the 90's a group of my spinning students became spinning friends, which morphed into Twisted Sisters, which evolved into calling me the Twisted Mom.
Friday, June 15, 2012
nuns on the bus
it's not often that i comment on things religious... for a lot of good reasons. and these comments combine religion AND politics, on both of which i do have some strong opinions. but this topic got my attention because i very much admire anyone who actually walks their talk. there is a group of nuns in the US whose mission in life is advocating for and helping the poor, the marginalized, those people who have no one and no place to turn. part of their mission and life work is helping people get the medical help and support they need and right now the nuns are going around in a bus opposing the proposed budget in congress (the ryan plan) which breaks the "circle of protection" which they want drawn around essential programs that serve poor and vulnerable people. so, the nuns on the bus will visit 9 states, speaking out against the ryan budget and what the cuts will do to people who need these services the most. the vatican has come out against the nuns because they are so outspoken on the social justice issues... and silent on what the church considers important... abortion and gay rights. and to put the icing on it for me, rush limbaugh has called them "femi-nazis". as for myself, i really admire these nuns for what they do and the way they're bringing attention to this issue.