- PCUSA and Divestment – 2014 Edition (sigh)
- PCUSA and the Death Spiral
- PCUSA BDS – Dynamics
- PCUSA – Zionism Unsettled
- PCUSA BDS: What to do?
- PCUSA and BDS: The Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN)
- PCUSA and BDS: Noushin Framke
- PCUSA and BDS: Reverend Clifton Kirkpatrick
- The BDSbyterians
- Ballad of the BDSbyterians
- The Social Gospel Paradox
Sorry for the delay, for those of you who can’t get enough of manic song lyrics regarding obscure situations. (Actually, it took some time to tone down what I started to write.)
Anyway, in the spirit of the new BDSbyterian label I mentioned last time, I present a humble little ballad, sung to the tune (for the most part) of Modern Major General from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.
The Ballad of the BDSbyteriansI am the very model of a BDSbyterian I’m open to all points of view (especially if they’re Syrian) Don’t bother me if you’re a Kurd, Tibetan or Nigerian I am the very model of a BDSbyterian Don’t talk to him if you’re a Kurd, Tibetan or Nigerian Because he is the model of a BDSbyterian I’m also well acquainted too with Judith Buter’s fond advice, I understand facts fed to me by Hezbollah and Mondoweiss I’ll happily toe Barghouti’s line regarding stocks the Church should ban Because I am the model of a BDSbyterian He’ll do whatever Omar says, yet claim to be a thinking man That shows he is the model of a BDSbyterian I also am the model of a terrorist apologist My power for projecting guilt would stun a trained psychologist How could this be? I do not know! Go ask an anthropologist I am the very model of a terrorist apologist How could he warp his conscience so? Go ask a trained psychologist I guess it’s cause he’s made himself a terrorist apologist I wipe my mind of what they do to Jew or homosexual By leveraging the force of all my powers intellectual Hamas missiles bore me so, I’ve not regard for where they land Because I am the model of a BDSbyterian Once rockets launch he has no care for whom they hit or where they land Because he is the model of a BDSbyterian One last point which proves that I’m a BDSbyterian The Church must do my bidding or I’ll simply make them vote again Divestment voted down five times is just a speedbump to my plan And that’s why I’m the model of a BDSbyterian He’ll make them vote a hundred times, or more because he know he can And that’s why he’s the model of a BDSbyterian My self-regard is buttressed by inflated moral vanity My ego soaring while ignoring crimes against humanity So IPMN writes pamphlets that are high-fived by the Ku Klux Klan That’s not my problem cause I’m just a BDSbyterian So what if David Duke is now his own committee’s biggest fan? He doesn’t care because he is a BDSbyterian