Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Nashotah

I wanna study at Nashotah
They say "No! No! No!"
Yes, I'm a fag, but it can't be as bad
As "No! No! No!"

I don't see the crime
In wearing cassocks all the time
I wanna study at Nashotah
They say "No! No! No!"

They'd rather that I go to Yale
I ain't got those kinds of marks
'Cos they say, there's nothing they can teach me
That I can't learn down in Connecticut

I may not get laid
But I'll wear more lace than a French maid

I wanna study at Nashotah
They say "No! No! No!"
Yes, I'm a fag, but it can't be as bad
As "No! No! No!"

I will still be fine
If my "Daddy's" left behind
I wanna study at Nashotah
They say "No! No! No!"

The deacon said, Why do you want to go?
I said, For the Tantum Ergo
I want, I want to wear my pom
Somewhere everyone knows what it is

He said, I wouldn't think about it
Unless you've got a closet to hang out in

I wanna study at Nashotah
They say "No! No! No!"
Yes, I'm a fag, but it can't be as bad
As "No! No! No!"

I don't ever wanna drink white wine
Just 'cos it looks less like blood
I want, I want to do things right
Where no one says that cottas are unsightly

It's not about "Pride"
It's just till I'm on the bishop's good side

I wanna study at Nashotah
They say "No! No! No!"
Yes, I'm a fag, but it can't be as bad
As "No! No! No!"

I don't see the crime
In wearing cassocks all the time
I wanna study at Nashotah
They say "No! No! No!"

12 comments:

Screeching in the Angelic Choir said...

Don't we all want to study at Nashotah? *sigh*

Davis said...

Sweetheart, NOT going to Nashotah was the best thing that ever happened to me. Think long and hard about this. You can learn to live without pompoms on your biretta at least for a while.

Isaac Thorpe said...

Why not Staggers or Mirfield...

Rose Maniple said...

Staggers of course would be idea, and Mirfield would be v. cool, however it seems to be impossible to find a British college that offers the MDiv. Cost is also a factor. I'm thinking of doing my MDiv somewhere non-crazed and them my DMin at Nashotah in the summer (Petertide) terms.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. Too bad Nashotah is not what it used to be. I have heard many stories of people treated very poorly there during the application process. (What is the tune for your poem?)

Anonymous said...

Amy Winehouse's 'Trying to make me go to rehab'.

Google:

"Trying to make me go to rehab" video

and you'll get the full effect.

Nicely done - addicted to tat and not willing to give it up.

Hoosierpalian said...

Here's a thought, Liturgy Queen,

Check out the Columbus, Ohio campus of Bexley Hall. The Dean is hard-core Anglo-Catholic and has great connections throughout the liberal Anglo-Catholic/Aff Cath world. I think they even have a course on the Caroline Divines, which would be lovely. Bexley Hall is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of "Anglo-Catholic bastion" but your theological and um, other orientations (which I share) would be well-respected. I am still discerning a call and am not at the stage of choosing a seminary yet, but couldn't hurt to check it out. They are wonderful people to talk to and the pastoral care training you would get from the Lutherans on campus would be very solid. Midwestern Lutherans are very serious about music, too, which is a plus.
Anyway, another crumb for thought.

Tay Moss said...

Queen--you should visit these places and make your own evaluation, if you can. You'll figure out more in ten minutes on campus than any of us can tell you!

Anonymous said...

Forget serious thoughts of Nashotah as an openly gay man. I think you are assuming that you would be admitted as an openly gay student and further, even tolerated on campus as such. No way, because they won't have you.

Rose Maniple said...

Aren't there laws against that sort of thing?

Anonymous said...

Laws against what? Anyway probably not.

ToniDeCali said...

You should consider Sewanee.