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September 2, 2009

What to Watch: Hubby Hubby Ice Cream

It's a fairly quiet morning, but here's some articles we're watching today.

-- Vermont began allowing same-sex marriages yesterday. To mark the occasion, Ben & Jerry's changed its “Chubby Hubby” ice cream to “Hubby Hubby” during September. In case you were wondering, the flavor combines peanut butter cookie dough ice cream, fudge and pretzels.

-- Alliance Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Idaho public charter school, claiming the state illegally barred use of the Bible as a teaching material. According to the Associated Press, the school had planned to use the Bible as a primary source of teaching material, but not to teach religion.

-- A a federal agency announced yesterday that President Obama's "United We Serve" initiative has made August 31 through September 6 as "Interfaith Service Week." The press release states that in Orlando, college Jewish students from Hillel, the Hindu Students Association, Muslim Students Association will join evangelical students from Joel Hunter's Northland Church as part of a September 6 project to help the homeless.

-- Bloggers are buzzing about Levi Johnston's latest claim in Vanity Fair that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wanted to adopt Bristol Palin and Johnston's son.

Sarah told me she had a great idea: we would keep it a secret—nobody would know that Bristol was pregnant. She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him. That way, she said, Bristol and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging—she wouldn’t give up.

Politico's Ben Smith points out that it contradicts Johnston's previous statements.

KING: Levi, was abortion ever considered?
L. JOHNSTON: No.
KING: Giving up for adoption ever considered?
L. JOHNSTON: Oh, no.
KING: When the two of you talked and the baby, Tripp, was born, was there ever a thought that you would not be the -- I mean not be the active father of that child?
L. JOHNSTON: No.

Comments

I'd like to try some Hubby Hubby ice cream - sounds delicious.

I see no apparent contradiction of L. Johnson statements

"KING: Giving up for adoption ever considered?
L. JOHNSTON: Oh, no."

I can interpret that to read although asked to give up his baby, he never once considered the thought.

See how important words are...

Not that Levi Johnston is such a trustworthy source, but there's no contradiction in his statements. In the rest of the Vanity Fair interview he says that he and Bristol totally rejected Sarah's plan, would not even consider it.

Let's see . . . adolescent jock, impregnates girlfriend, smiles in front of millions as though a friend of the family thankful to be accepted, hints at plans to marry, abandons girl and marriage plans, immediately prepares to write tell-all book (no doubt for some degree of reimbursement) and goes in front of the cameras, supported by mainstream media to dish out dirt on a high visibility, responsible person viewed by millions with respect. . . . Hmmmmm. That's a hard call. Not sure which side of the story to believe. . . .

Yep, justin and Ernie are right, there's no apparent contradiction in the statements. Given the joke of an engagement (for political reasons) between Bristol and Levi, I don't put it past Levi to be lying, or past Palin to be plotting.

Right Brendan,

But isn't this supposed to be a Christian site? To me it is disengenous to end the article by stating

"Politico's Ben Smith points out that it contradicts Johnston's previous statements."

Ben Smith may have indeed said this, but by repeating this all I see is a supposedly Christian site that's dabbling in the murky waters of misinformation.

And that to me is a lie! Or perhaps I'm just too idealistic in thinking that we, who call ourselves Christians should be held to a higher standard.

Chubby Hubby ice cream is really good. The fact that B&J has now renamed it Hubby Hubby to promote gay marriage is a serious turn off and I will not be purchasing and/or eating it anymore. I am sure I can find an alternative to this ice cream somewhere else. If not, I'll stick to Goodberry's Sandstorm sundae.

And so you should LH. You should always vote with your conscience.

Just remember to ensure you do it across the board

Personally, I've never cared for B&J. There ice creams are just too busy. A plain vanilla Haagen Dasz has always worked best for me. :-)

See, there we go. Plain vanilla is so underrated, but so good. For me, it's gotta be the homemade banana split with vanilla, cut-up strawberries, cashews and a drizzling of chocolate syrup.

Hubby Hubby ice cream is silliness in a cup. Just another example of how society slowly embraces in a cheery way the very thing that many of us face in a very discomforting way -- same-sex attraction. For many men and women it is unwanted and a struggle to overcome. And for Christians, there is no getting around the fact that acting out on homosexual temptations is sin. Being tempted is not, of course, just like being tempted to overindulge in ice cream is not. But both can lead to sin if not controlled, not to trivialize, as Ben and Jerry have done.

I'd suggest people take a same-sex struggler out to Baskin-Robbins or somewhere for ice cream and help them walk to freedom and not buy Hubby Hubby and contribute to the falsehood.

Thom Hunter
http://thom-signsofastruggle.blogspot.com/

Hubby Hubby ice cream is imagined like interesting I can not imagine this kind of stuffs and also can't purchase it. Anyway, Thanks for sharing this article.