The satirists at the Babylon Bee are outdoing themselves these days - hence the strident attempts by those with no sense of humor to shut them down, or censor them, or do anything at all to stop them making fun of the perennially anal-retentive.
Remember the NFL's recent sickening politically correct kowtowing to Pride Month? That's right - the "Football is Gay" video. Well, the Bee took that ball, ran with it, and spiked it hard in the humor end-zone.
Starting this season, The National Football League will allow refs to throw rainbow-colored flags on the field if they catch any players not being gay enough.
"Listen-- it's 2021. Football is gay. Always has been," said Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Unfortunately, we still have a few players living in the past who need to get with the program. If we catch anyone in our league not being totally gay all the time, you can bet we'll be nipping that in the bud!"
Some of the new penalties being introduced include:
- Failure to skip
- Failure to cuddle after contact
- Badly coordinated outfit
- Not enough men on the field
- Delay of coming out
- Being Tim Tebow
- Not enough holding
There's more at the link.
Even gay people are cracking up over that one - particularly the edited photograph. I found one social media post where an openly gay NFL fan quipped, "Hey - there's a [flag without the L] on that play!" Not-safe-for-work hilarity ensued (which is why I won't link to the post and its replies, so I don't have to exorcise this computer).
My sincere thanks to the staff of the Babylon Bee for providing so much fun, laughter and debunking of the politically correct. They're in the finest tradition of satire throughout history, and right up there with the best. If any of them ever find themselves within striking distance of North Texas, they're welcome to join us at a supper gathering of the North Texas Writers, Shooters and Pilots Association. The food is good, the company is friendly and the laughter flows freely. They'll feel right at home.