Just the Cash Please

The following e-mail is from one of the organizers of the Gosselin's speaking engagement at Ingells Avenue Baptist Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Gosselins will be speaking there on June 1, 2008. Bold type has been added for emphasis.

It is obvious that the Gosselins are asking to have a love offering passed around for them AND are selling autographed pictures. Many people wonder why the Gosselins are asking for cash only....

Hi everyone!!I need a confirmation from everyone so that we can nail our reservation list this week! Email me your contact information and how many ticket that you need. (just in case they have increased or decreased). I need this back ASAP!! Cut and paste the below info.Also, Kate has told me that they will be selling autographed pictures for a fee of $20. They will only accept cash for these. As most of you know also, we will be taking a love offering for the Gosselins. This is going directly to them. They don't "charge" to come down, but do ask that we take up a love offering. So come prepared to "give back". Hope to see all of you soon!mary

"Kate Supporters Are a Strange Breed"

We found this article recently - it certainly mirrors some of my thoughts. Particularly:

"5. Most of her Christian supporters are judgmental hypocrites! The angry Christians did some of the strongest judging. Go figure. Those comments were surely written only for my amusement. Thank you for the laughs."

My absolutely favorite comment from a Kate supporter can be found here. Jenn Pastore comments (bolding hers):

"The Television Without Pity board collectively has some of the most vicious, vile, and hypocritical assholes I have ever encountered, in real life and on the internet. It is sad and sickening to see how some people will stoop so low to judge another person so callously and harshly. I've read some claim to be Christians and yet they point the finger of judgement towards Kate. If they were true Christians, they would know it is not their place to judge another human being. It is disheartening to see some of the bashing Kate endures on the net. Not one of these black-hearted posters allow a single positive thought about Kate which just shows me how they are so steeped in their own negativity and wouldn't know a glass half full if it smacked them in the face. I would love to see any of these people who criticize and nitpick to the bone, walk a day in Kate's shoes and see how well they handle the stress. I predict none of them would fare too well given how hot and bothered they get over someone like Kate Gosselin. I mean really. Hardly a controversial figure in this day and age.

Sorry for the rant. I guess this is the world we live in where anonymous nobodies get to postulate their idiotic and hate driven opinions. Sigh. For all the judging they do, we will see what kind of judgement they receive in the end."

So Jenn - by calling people "vicious, vile, and hypocritical assholes", aren't you judging them? I guess you will see what kind of judgment you will receive in the end. The sheer hypocrisy in this comment is entertaining.

For the record, I am not a Christian. And I can say positive things about Kate - she did a great job of delivering six healthy babies, and she does try to make holidays special for her family, for example. It's just that I can also observe negative things that her supporters are blind to. It's like I have Kate-ray vision or something. :-)