Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Lap Dancing Nun

The 38-year-old used to be a lap-dancer, and spent many years working in Italian nightclubs.
She is now using her talents in a rather different way - for what she calls "The Holy Dance" in a performance on Tuesday evening at the Holy Cross in Jerusalem Basilica in Rome, in front of senior Catholic clerics including Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican's Cultural Department.
Miss Nobili told the BBC World Service that the transformation from podium lap dancer to nun happened gradually.
"It was my mother who went about getting me involved in the faith - she had a powerful vision of Jesus," she says.
"At first I didn't want to know, but then Jesus appeared to me too, and I fell in love with him."

Jesus is a God who dances, not one who stands still
Sister Anna Nobili
Several years ago, she swapped her old life for the Church, after a visit to the shrine of St Francis in Assisi, a place of pilgrimage for millions of Catholics in Umbria.
Sister Nobili, then joined the order of nuns called the Working Lady Nuns of Nazareth House, and it is through them that she tours prisons and hospitals performing her modern Christian dance.
She says the Church is very open to what she does.

Sister Nobili says her dancing has changed since her lap-dancing days
"They understand that our hearts belong to Jesus, that means our moves also show that he is alive, and that he is a God of joy, not one of sadness," she explains.
"He is a God who dances not one who stands still."
Sister Nobili adds that it is for these reasons she has noticed that bishops, and priests in general, are struck by this new form of expression.
She does use some of her past life in her new shows, telling young people in the audience the story of how she converted.
Referring to the actual dancing she does today, with her group, the Jesus Dancers, Sister Nobili says it is different from what she did for her nightclub shows.
"My body has changed, so the way I dance has changed too."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Coonery At It's Finest

...who knew Rudy from the Cosby show was back in the Hollywood game?!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Devil IS A Liar

...Happy New Year!

Bishop Edward Stephens after finishing his morning sermon on Sunday told his members that on the second Sunday in February the church will be celebrating its anniversary and he wants them to make a sacrifice offering of their whole salary for that week.

Sources within the church state that members just looked at each other without the usual "Amen Bishop" shouts. Some members wonder how in these hard financial times their pastor could ask them to give up a whole weeks pay to the church without telling them what the money is being given for.

While the members of Golden Gate Cathedral a church rumored to have been built with money from jailed drug dealer Skinny Pimp will miss paying bills if they are stupid enough to follow their pastor's wishes, Stephens will not be reduced to giving up his very lavish lifestyle which has been provided him by the members he's trying to fleece.

Stephens drives a Bentley and lives in a $1,207,500 home located at 973 E. Timberlake Dr. And owns another home at 9386 Forest Station in Collierville valued at $566,000. Hopefully the members of Golden Gate will take the shears out of the hands of this pulpit pimp who has clearly fleeced them. By the way he passed out a form asking them if they would like to have a ATM machine placed in the lobby.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Like Stealing Candy From A Baby

...or least stealing toys from tots. Welcome to Chocolate City!

The four District of Columbia police officers reportedly caught on tape stealing from Toys for Tots “tarnished” the department’s image, a police official said.
Police confirmed that the four officers had been put on desk jobs as internal affairs investigates them for stealing toys. Officials said if the officers did take the toys intended for the city’s youth, they will be prosecuted.

On Christmas Day, the department’s community outreach director, Yvonne Smith, fired off a message to an e-mail network for residents of the Southeast D.C. neighborhood where the thefts allegedly occurred.

Smith wrote that she’d hoped to see Christmastime news coverage include positive stories about police outreach in one of the city’s poorest, most crime-plagued neighborhoods — the 6th District in Southeast Washington — instead of a tale about the strong victimizing the weak.

The story of the four officers accused of taking the toys “starts off Christmas on a sour note, puts distance between the community and the police, and worst of all, tarnishes the image of the Department during a time when we are trying to build strong relationships to foster trust that ultimately helps us solve crimes,” Smith wrote.

As police officials released few details on the investigation on Christmas Eve, police cadets were unloading a van stuffed with toys at Sursum Corda and Potomac Gardens Public Housing Developments, Smith wrote.

“People of all ages ran out and surrounded them, taking toys and saying, ‘the police have never done anything like this here,’ ” she wrote, highlighting how police outreach can benefit relations with the community.

“Please don’t let the Christmas story of the day be about an investigation of officers who make up .001 percent of the department,” Smith concluded. “Many many many more members made outstanding contributions during this holiday season to make a difference in the lives of families who are struggling.”

Two of the accused officers worked for the department’s youth services division, and the four were caught on tape taking the toys, WJLA reported.

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Sign Your Career Is Officially OVER

Keith Sweat hawking McNuggets? For album sales? Horrible.